The second rally event of the year moved to Mexico. It’s a big temperature jump from freezing cold to hot weather. Kimi Räikkönen skipped this event.
The Monster Ken Block had returned to Mexico. After gaining experiences last year, he was hoping in a good racing weekend. He also ran video blogs on his Facebook page. He spent some time at home in Park City, Utah after the Rally Sweden. The Block has grown with a new family member – a beautiful Siberian Husky Yuki Block.
After spending some time relaxing, Ken flew to Portugal for two days to test. Then he was prepared to start the Mexican Rally. However, the rally didn’t begin very positively and luckily for the Monster World Rally Team. Ken couldn’t start the first stage because of some mechanical issues with the Fiesta. Starting a rally with 10 minutes penalty made Block really blue.
Friday began very well. He was riding pretty decent stage times. Sadly, the day ended for Ken Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino sooner they have expected. The same electrical issues they had on Thursday at the Shakedown did occur again.
Ken was driving good stage times on Saturday too. However, another accident happened. They have to retire because of striking a tree stump at the SS16. Ken was very sorry about it, because he remembered it and was trying to avoid it.
According to the stage times, Ken Block was a little bit struggling on the final day. However, he finished the rally 13th overall.
Sebastien Loeb has taken the win in Mexico. M. Hirvonen finished second and J. Latvala third.