He showed James May the meaning of a strong stomach. He showed Lewis Hamilton how quick his Fiesta is off the line. He showed the world how much he enjoys the simple, brutal pleasure of burning through tyres. It’s safe to say we consider Ken Block to embody many of Top Gear’s most sacred philosophies.
In fact, we invited him down to Barbados as part of our TG Live Festival last month, where he lined up against Lewis Hamilton - some Formula One driver, we think - and created quite possibly one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen.
So, as Mr Block prepares for another extraordinarily busy season of all things sideways, TG.com caught up with the Monster Energy rally star to talk all things drifty. And top of the list was, of course, the next and hotly anticipated installment of his groundbreaking Gymkhana series…
Chalk up another win for the mighty roll cage as Robert Consani’s Citroen R5 tumbles through the Czech countryside