NEWS: CHRIS ATKINSON JOINS KEN BLOCK
“I’m really excited about the fact that we were able bring ATKO on for Mexico,” said Block. “We’ve been friends for a few years, and he’s an amazingly talented driver, so we’re stoked to be able to have him join on as part of the team for this race. He brings a lot of experience to the table, being a former factory driver for Subaru, as well as having taken two 2nd place WRC podiums in 2008 and a handful of other podiums as well. Obviously, when Subaru stopped racing in the WRC, Chris was left without a ride, so it’s nice to see him getting back to the level where he belongs. He’s taken 2nd overall here in Mexico before, so it should be an exciting race for us as a team.”
Atkinson has already completed a test in the U.K. in the Ford Fiesta RS WRC and came away from the experience feeling very good about the car. “It felt great to be back in a WRC-level car,” said Atkinson. “All of the cars have changed a lot since 2008, but the Fiesta felt really good and I think I’ll be able to get some good stage times out of it this weekend during the rally. I’ve had a great finish here before, so I’m feeling pretty confident about this race. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to join up with MWRT for this race, it’s going to be a lot of fun
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