43 Seconds with Ken Block at Red Bull Global Rally Cross in Barbados

Doing Donuts and Frontflips at the Top Gear Festival

The opening round of the Red Bull Global Rally Cross Championship kicked off this past weekend at the Top Gear Festival on the tiny exotic island nation of Barbados. As usual, #43 Ken Block and the RX43 Ford Fiesta enjoyed an assortment of on-track activities.  Starting off with an impromptu drag race with former F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, and his Mercedes GP machine, before serving up tandem donuts with Brit. For some this would qualify as a full day's work, however Mr. Block was only gettign his tires warmed up as he still had to head to the competition grid for the first round of the Red Bull GRC. After two lucky heats leading the rest of the pack, Ken tried a bonzai maneuver trying to regain the lead, clipped a curb with the back right corner of the RX43 GRC Fiesta and was shot straight into the air ass up. Luckily Ken emerged unscathed and ready to party, however the same cannot be said for the Fiesta.