Ken Block Returns to Canada in 2012

Monster World Rally Team driver and action sports icon Ken Block announced his 2012 schedule on Thursday, and it includes a pair of Canadian events. In addition to a full Global Rallycross Championship, select Rally America and WRC events, Block will also be tackling Rallye Défi in September and the Pacific Forest Rally nearly a month later.

He will also be contesting Rally America's 100 Acre Wood Rally in just over a week's time, in addition to the Olympus Rally in Washington State this fall.

The last time Ken ventured north of the American border to race was in 2009, when he attempted both Rallye Defi and Rallye Baie des Chaleurs. Unfortunately, he failed to finish either event.

2012 features a varied schedule for Block, who in addition to the aforementioned championships will travel around the world with his Gymkhana World Tour, and produce his highly anticipated fifth Gymkhana video.

Watch Ken and Nick Swardson reveal the 2012 calendar and all-new livery below: