You don't give up 'till literally the wheels are off the car, that's just the way life is in Rally - Ken Block
|Ken Block's Ford Fiesta Rally Crash|
The race was going well for Block and Gelsomino, he explains they were 7 seconds behind the lead time, had won the first two stages of the morning already - they were Driving flat out for the win (FTW). Heading into a stage twelve, w.o.t. Going about 95 mph and it tightens...
the car is sideways as Block was expecting to slide through the otherwise normal looking corner when suddenly it narrowed and a small clump of dirt hidden by some weeds caught the car, sending the Ford Fiesta Rally car into a five time roll over through the forest. The team attributes the lack of the word "IN" on the pace notes to the Championship ending crash.
"The fastest and the biggest wreck I've ever had in my career"
After which Block proceeds to re-start the car seemingly unaware there isn't much left of the car, the engine does fire up and he puts it into gear... but he wouldn't be getting anywhere without the wheels, and suspension, and drive axles which are strewn across a 50 ft radius around the woods.
"You don't give up 'till literally the wheels are off the car... it is what is, that's rally and life goes on"Ken Block is known for this type of Hooniganism though, remember when his gearbox caught fire and he just ain't care?