Check out this video of a tarmac Super Special stage at Algarve Stadium where Block faced off against Raikkonen. Get the result and times inside.
The 44th Rally de Portugal kicked off last week with a Super Special stage featuring several one-on-one races around a tight track built into Algarve Stadium. Amongst the combatants: Former F1 champ Kimi Raikkonen and DC Shoe founder/ rally racer Ken Block.
The result: an impressive tie.
"As soon as we found out that we'd be going up against Kimi on opening night on a tarmac Super Special, pressure started building, so to raise the stakes even more, I decided to bet Kimi that I'd beat him,” Block reportedly said. “To be honest, I wasn't expecting to win, but was willing to lose a 100 Euros on the chance to wax a former F1 World Champ.”
After two laps on the one-kilometer course, both Block and Raikkonen crossed the finish line at 2-minutes 11.0-seconds.