America’s Ken Block and Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud will race the Ford Focus RS RX at the season opener at Bompiso Rallycross of Portugal, which takes place in the picturesque town of Montalegre located in the hills of the Vila region.
Featuring all-wheel drive and a 0-60 mph launch time of less than two seconds, the Ford Focus RS RX vehicles are optimised for rallycross battle. The Focus RS RX development was a global collaboration between Ford Performance, Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division and U.K.-based M-Sport.
The Ford Focus RS RX cars will qualify on Saturday April 16 from 14:00-15:45 CET and the semi- finals take place on Sunday April 17 at 10:30 and 11:30 CET. Sunday’s final will be at 15:00 CET.
The Ford GT will also be making its European debut at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, U.K., in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday April 16 from 12:50-13:10 CET, and the 6-hour race starts on Sunday April 17 at 13:00 CET.