If you’ve been following our Motorsport Weekend feature, you would know that last week the World Rally Championship (WRC) had its Rally of Portugal stage.
At the event, besides the already known drivers like Sebastien Loeb or Mikko Hirvonen, rookies like former Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen and Rally America driver/stunt man Ken Block also attended. As you know, Block, besides racing the Ford Fiesta in the Rally America championship, he has also been doing races in the WRC with the bigger Ford Focus.
While he isn’t really breaking any records in WRC, Block is still showing a good pace.
In the first stage of the Rally of Portugal, the organizers decided that something a bit more special was needed. As such, they organized a side-by-side circuit in a stadium, and pitted drivers one against another.
Block was tasked with keeping up with Kimi Raikkonen, a task much harder than it seems. The actual race was extremely intense, so if you want to find out how it ended, hit the jump to see the video.
In the end, they both tied with 2:11.0.