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MINI withdraws from the World Rally Championship

It’s been something of an ignominious end for MINI’s World Rally Championship return – having rolled up at the start of the 2011 season with the newly developed Countryman WRC, the car was initially competitive in the hands of drivers Chris Meeke and Dani Sordo.

The Accidental Hero – An interview with Ken Block

This week we’ve been celebrating the Top 20 Global Social Video Ads of 2011 with Unruly Media, and while Volkswagen’s The Force has been the phenomenon of the year, there is another which vies for the crown and which has not benefitted from the full-on promotional boost of the NFL Super Bowl.

COMPETITION: Visit Wales Rally GB with Michelin

We’ve teamed up with Michelin in an exclusive competition to give three lucky winners a pair of VIP Hospitality tickets to watch all the action at Wales Rally GB on Saturday 12th November. Saturday will be Day 3 of the rally, which visits the famous Sweet Lamb stage, boasting one of the finest natural spectator areas in the World Rally Championship. With spectacular views, water splashes, jumps and hairpin bends it is bound to be a true crowd pleaser.

Gymkhana FOUR coming next week (w/ New Video)

You may not be a fan of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos, but there’s no doubting their popularity, with Gymkhana 3 having now clocked up more than 36 million views on YouTube and becoming the most watched automotive video of all time. Well Gymkhana FOUR completed filming last week and will be hitting the interweb next Tuesday 16th August.

Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle plays the starring role in Gymkhana FOUR

Over the weekend Ken Block unveiled his new racecar in its final livery – the Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (“H.F.H.V.”). Block described it as an “All new car, new livery, new awesome!”

In his announcement he also confirmed that his newest Ford Fiesta race car, also known by the nickname “the hybrid”, is designed as one car to do three tasks – gymkhana, stage rally and rally cross.