Official video from Ford UK for the Gymkhana session held at Battersea Power Station in London on the 8th of April. Indeed Ken Block was in London to showcase the new Codemasters' video game DIRT3 that will be released on May 24th 2011.
Video courtesy of Ford Uk.
Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen, current leader of the FIA World Rally Championship, shared top billing with internet stunt driving star Ken Block at the launch of Codemasters’ DiRT 3 video game in London today.
Hirvonen piloted the new Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, which also tops the world championship standings, in a series of exciting driving displays at the city’s iconic Battersea Power Station.
Block, one of DiRT 3’s driving stars and also the game’s technical consultant, delivered spectacular stunt driving in the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, which he drove in the 2010 world championship. The American currently pilots a Fiesta RS WRC for the Ford-supported Monster World Rally Team in the championship.
DiRT 3 features the largest rally content in the series to date, accounting for 60 percent of its extensive career mode. The Fiesta RS WRC is just one of the 10 Ford rally cars featured in the game. The latest game boasts more cars, locations, routes and events than ever before, with over 50 iconic rally cars from five decades of the sport. The featured rally stages are set across three continents and players must learn to master asphalt, gravel and snow in both dry and wet conditions.
Battersea Power Station was the location to film a trailer for the game, with its famous quad towers and surrounding post-industrial terrain providing a perfect backdrop for Hirvonen and Block to showcase their driving skills.
Hirvonen and his Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Fiesta RS WRC attended the launch just hours before heading to Jordan to begin preparations for the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which begins there next Thursday.