american rally driver Ken BlockFamous on social networks for his stunts behind the wheel, died at the age of 55 in an accident with a snowmobile.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Ken Block in a snowmobile accident. Kane was a visionaryA pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed,” his Hoonigan Racing team confirmed Monday.
The accident happened on Monday in the state of Utah, where the pilot was on leave to say goodbye to the year. block was driving down a steep slope and his snowmobile turned overfalling over his body.
According to local officials, “he was declared brought dead at the scene of the accident due to his injuries.” Wasatch Countycrash site.
block came to participate in the World Rally Championship His last participation in the WRC was in the 2018 Rally de Catalunya, without much success. However, he was better known in the United States for his stunts and his participation in rallycross and the X Games.
He also became world famous for posting his stunts on social media and YouTube. Through Gymkhana Video SeriesWhich accumulates millions of visits on the Internet.
Americans became famous for their spectacular driving performances, exhibitions almost cinematic in nature where Block showed his expertise behind the wheel.
current audi driver, who have you signed with recentlydid a demonstration a few months ago in an electric car on the streets of Las Vegas that garnered nearly 6 million views.
But Ken Block, born in Long Beach, California, in 1967, was not only an elite pilot, he was also a successful businessman as co-founder. sportswear brand dc shoesBorn in California in 1993 and very popular in the world of skateboarding and snowboarding.
The firm DC Shoes achieved great success in 2004. Quiksilver was acquired by For an amount close to $100 million. In addition, the block has been the protagonist of several advertising campaigns and has been the image of well-known brands such as Monster Energy or Ford.