The Monster World Rally Team has just posted a new clip featuring Ken Block testing his 2011 Ford Focus RS rally car. Shot on location in the Greystoke Forrest in Northern England, the Mad Media produced viral film showcases Ken putting his WRC spec car through it’s paces in preparation for this weekends Rally Mexico, (round two of the World Rally Championship). Though the conditions in the English countryside were not at all close to what Ken will face at his first WRC race this weekend in Leon Mexico, it was an important step towards preparing for competition against the best rally drivers in the world. Mad Media will be on location at the WRC Mexico event, capturing behind the scenes action, as Ken and the Monster World Rally Team compete.
Based in the city of Leon, 400km north-west of Mexico City, the rally made its debut on the WRC calendar in 2004 and returns after a year’s absence in 2009. Always a popular event with the fanatical Mexican rally fans, this year’s edition comes with extra cause for celebration as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of its independence. The event features a compact series of well-organised, high-speed gravel stages through the Sierra de Lobos and Sierra de Guanajuato mountains and plains around the cities of Guanajuato and Leon Stages are generally fast and flowing, on roads largely made of hard-packed gravel. March is the dry season in Mexico which means the road surface is expected to be dry, loose and sandy in places.
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