Gymkhana rally star Block to test Pirelli F1

By on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jun.14 (GMM) World rally driver Ken Block, famous for his online gymkhana stunt videos, will test the Pirelli F1 test car later this year.

American Block, 43, will drive the updated 2009 Toyota at Monza in August, the sport's official tyre supplier announced in a media statement.

He will take over the car for a "one off" drive after Pirelli's test driver Lucas di Grassi tests at the Italian grand prix circuit on the first two days.

"Everybody talks about formula one being the pinnacle of world motor sport so I can't wait to discover it for myself," said Block at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday.

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