The most impressive videos of rally driver Ken Block, who died after a snowmobile accident

The most impressive videos of rally driver Ken Block, who died after a snowmobile accident
The most impressive videos of rally driver Ken Block, who died after a snowmobile accident

The famous American pilot Ken Blockwho gained worldwide recognition thanks to videos showing his skill behind the wheel, died Tuesday in a snowmobile accident in Wasacht County, Utah (USA), as confirmed by the Hoonigan Racing team in which he competed.

“It is with our deepest regret that we can confirm that Ken Block has died today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly a father and a husband. He will be sorely missed “, Hoonigan said in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

Block, of 55 yearscompeted in 20 world rallies and was also a co-founder of the clothing company DC Shoes and Hooningan Racing Division.

As reported TMZThe Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office reported that Block was riding a snowmobile around 2 p.m. local time on a steep incline when the vehicle suddenly flipped over and landed on top of him.

The best videos of Ken Block

The Rally car driver participated, among other specialty races, in the Argentine competition held in Córdoba in 2011in which he finished in 18th place.

He began to gain popularity for his participation in X Games events and became the first American to score a point in the World Rally Championship (WRC), in which he made his debut in 2007.

Three years later, he signed a contract with Ford to drive for the Monster World Rally Team and subsequently founded his own race team. However, Ken Block rose to world fame for his viral videos and was also recognized for competing in disciplines such as motocross, snowboarding and skateboarding.as well as other action sports.

The first of his videos to become all the rage on the internet was one he posted in 2008, when he took a test drive in a Subaru Impreza STi.

The most recent, meanwhile, was published last year: Block used a Audi S1 ​​Hoonitron to complete what is called Gymkhana, a series of tests of skill and driving ability. With each video, the pilot upped the ante at both the testing and production levels.

The most successful of all his videos was Gymkhana Sevenwhich was filmed in Los Angeles and has accumulated more than 58 million views.

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