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Kubica (above), who has yet to confirm if he will return to WRC in 2015, will drive the same Ford Fiesta RS WRC in which he won Italy’s Rally del Casentino earlier this year. He will be co-driven by Alessandra Benedetti.
Block, who returned to WRC action at Rally de España last month and recently released the latest version of his Gymkhana action video, will drive his distinctive Fiesta RS at the all-asphalt event at the home of the Italian Grand Prix.
“Spain was actually my first time back in a World Rally Car on asphalt for three years, so it’s not realistic to expect too much. But of course I still love stage rallying and I’ll be giving it my best shot,” he said.
Former Mitsubishi factory driver Gigi Galli will also drive a Fiesta RS. Moto GP star Valentino Rossi, who has won the rally three times, and United States NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will be in similar cars.
The historic section features legendary former WRC cars including a Lancia 037 and an Audi Quattro A2.
The rally comprises nine stages and 166km, including the 44.1km Maxi Grand Prix test.