Ken Block dies at 55 in snowmobile accident

The renowned rally driver and co-founder of Hoonigan, Ken Block, passed away this Monday, January 2 in a car accident. motorbike nine, This was reported by Hoonigan and local authorities.

blocks, who in life was a prolific figure in the world of motorsports, died at the age of 55. The vehicle involved flipped over and fell on top of him. It was also reported that he was traveling with a group of but at the time of the accident he was alone.

For her part, the american rally association He shared his condolences on Instagram. While his wife, Lucy, shared a photo of 43, the Block’s famous racing number on his Instagram account.

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He was an incomparable athlete who competed in skateboards, snowboards, motorcycles Y rally cars. Additionally, he was the star of Gymkhana videos dating back to 2008.

Block recently partnered with Audi to build the electric S1 Hoonitron. To do this, he and the engineers were inspired by the Audi S1 ​​Quattro, driven by the pilot in the latest Gymkhana video in Las Vegas.

Block is best known for his success in the stage rally. He entered the Rally America championship late in life and had several successful seasons. This prompted him to participate in WRC events with Ford. He also competed against his daughter Lia and his wife Lucy in American Rally Association events.

Ken also had a successful business life founding the company that would become the Stake brand DC Shoes in the early 1990s. During the latter he would found Hoonigan, which combines wild stunt videos, marketing and a love of racing in one marketing force.

Block is survived by his wife Lucy and their three children.

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