Famous American racing driver Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. This was announced on January 2 by the Hoonigan Racing Division, the founder of which was Blok.
It is noted that he was 55 years old.
“It is with deepest regret that we can confirm that Ken Block died today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a trailblazer and an icon. We will miss him incredibly, ”says Hoonigan on Instagram (owned by the Meta organization, recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).
Ken Block competed in various rally championships and tournaments. He began his racing career in 2005 at the age of 40 with the Vermont SportsCar team.
In 2010, Block became the first American driver to compete in the World Rally Championship. He raced for the Monster World Rally team.
Also, the racer was one of the founders of the DC Shoes brand for the production of clothing and footwear for sports and skateboarding.
In addition, Ken Block was known for a series of GYMKHANA extreme videos in which he went through experimental tracks with various obstacles and stunts in a controlled skid at speed. The most popular of them currently has 113 million views on YouTube.
Ken Block has collaborated with various video game studios. The driver or his cars have appeared in the games of the Need For Speed, Forza, Colin McRae Rally, Dirt and other series.