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VIDEO: Interview with Kimi Raikkonen at WRC 2010 Launch

Motors TV interview with Kimi Raikkonen at the WRC 2010 Launch in Paris. The Iceman talks about his expectations for the season and the new challenges he will face as a new-comer to the sport. Video after the yump.

VIDEO: WRC 2010 Launch in Paris

Check out this video if the WRC 2010 Launch in Paris. FIA President Jean Todt talks about the future of rallying and drivers Latvala, Hirvonen, Loeb, Solberg, Raikkonen, Block discuss their aspirations and expectations for the new season.

Video after the yump.

VIDEO: Go for a ride with Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard - Sno*Drift 2010

In-car footage of Sno*Drift's second place winners, Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard. Watch from inside the Rockstar Mitsubishi Evo X as they tear through SS1 and SS3 despite the unfavorable road conditions. Video after the yump.

Footage courtesy of Antoine and Nathalie!

Sno*Drift 2010 Press Conference

Sno*Drift 2010 Post-Event Press Conference. Present:

1st. Travis Pastrana (Subaru)
2nd. Antoine L'Estage (Mitsubishi)
3rd. Bill Bacon (Mitsubishi)

Part 1/2 and Part 2/2 after the yump.

Sno Drift Podium!

Rally America: Sno*Drift podium.

1st: Travis Pastrana/Christian Edstrom.

2nd: Antoine L'Estage/Nathalie Richard.

3rd: Bill Bacon/Peter Watt.

Ken Block Speaks to WRS about DNF and Future!

Listen to Ken Block speak with Francisco La Torre on the ground at Sno Drift Rally 2010 shortly after his Rally came to a premature end...


Rally Crew on "The Rocks"

Rally America talked with the driver/co-driver crews before the start of the Sno*Drift Rally in Lewiston, Michigan, about how they change their driving styles for speed on the ice.


Ken Block's New Ride

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 29, 2010 – The all-new Ford Fiesta is fun to drive, but for Monster World Rally Team driver Ken Block, fun takes on a different meaning.

When you spend your time dreaming up ways to push your rally car to new limits and create stunts that will create the next “must see” YouTube video, fun is a mixture of horsepower, race fuel and adrenaline. This weekend, Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will debut their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun.

Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games in August. Block will pilot a 2011 Ford Fiesta based on the race-winning European Rallycross Fiesta prepared by Olsbergs Motorsports Evolution.

“I am very excited to finally be in the Fiesta,” said Block. “The Fiesta is the car that beat me last summer at X Games. Ford has a great platform with the Fiesta, and I can’t wait to see what I can do in the Rally America championship and at the X Games later this year.”

Fiesta’s North American racing debut came at the 2009 Summer X Games where it took the Gold in rally competition. Block's 2.0-liter turbocharged Fiesta, modified to the Open Class specification for Rally America, is capable of producing over 490 hp at 8,000 rpm, but due to a required turbo-inlet restrictor by the series, the Fiesta will be running in the range of 330 hp.

Block, who will be co-driven by Italian Alessandro Gelsomino, will tackle all six rounds of the Rally America series in his Fiesta, which will be backed by Monster Energy Drink and Ford. His North American program will culminate at X Games 16 in Los Angeles in early August.

“Ford has a long, winning tradition in European rally and with Ken Block and Fiesta, we’re bringing that to North America for fans to experience first hand,” said Jamie Alison, director, Ford North American Motorsports. “There will be a little bit of rally in every Fiesta. It’s the right form of motorsports to showcase the driving dynamics of Fiesta.” Allison continued, "What people need to remember, as Ken races down the course this weekend, his car started off as a production vehicle. It is a true testament to the capability built into every Ford Fiesta.”

For the complete Ken Block schedule and to see Block in his 2011 Ford Fiesta, please visit and

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About Ford North America Motorsports

Ford North America Motorsports, based in Dearborn, Mich., is responsible for major racing operations in North America, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks), Grand American sports car racing, NHRA drag racing, USAC midget car racing and the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford Racing Engines and Performance Parts, the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts, and the marketing of the Ford Racing brand through initiatives such as Team Ford Racing. For more information regarding Ford Racing’s activities, please visit

Broken Collarbone? What Broken Collarbone? Pastrana Will Still Run Sno*Drift

My sources have informed me that SRT USA driver Travis Pastrana will go ahead and contest the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Michigan this weekend despite having broken his collarbone during a biking accident the other day.

Pastrana is no stranger to sports injuries and has competed while injured before; more recently at X Games 15 after suffering a hard fall during a motorbike trick attempt the night before the Rally Car Racing finals in which he took home the silver medal...and an ailing wrist.

Find out more about Travis' broken collarbone:

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Moyle Racing to Contest Sno*Drift


Houghton, MI, USA: The Moyle Racing team of Mason Moyle and Gary Barton, from Houghton, MI will begin their 2010 season at Sno*Drift National Rally, the first round of Rally America National Championship.

The Sno*Drift Rally is held in the middle of winter in northeastern lower Michigan. It takes place where snowmobiles and Elk probably outnumber cars. Winter conditions in Michigan are hard to predict, but some combination of fresh snow and glazed ice can always be expected.

With a new sponsor, a new Co-Driver, and a new turbo provided by Graham Evans Motors; the Moyle Racing team has been working tirelessly on the car. Mason and Gary have spent countless hours with the crew, Graham Evans, Dan Koski, Kevin Moyle, and Dan Barton, getting every last detail worked out on the car.

This will be the first start for the two in the same car. Young Mason showed a promising potential last season finishing all events he started in and taking the 2009 Central Open Light Championship Title. Barton is a rookie Co-Driver trained by Graham Evans earlier this year. The team has been preparing non-stop since LSPR and the car is in perfect condition.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the youngest team on the circuit!


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