When we interviewed Ken Block last December, he was keen to point out that although known for his wild antics on track or stage (Gymkhana, X-Games and WRC), he drives like Miss Daisy on the road.

In his own words, “..I also want to promote safety. Driving aggressively and the things that I do, are all done in the safest place possible – I don’t encourage anybody doing something outside of the controlled situation. You won’t find a video anywhere, or photos of me actually doing something on the street that might put anyone else in danger or myself.”

So, imagine my surprise when he posted photos of the pre-production Ford Focus ST that was his ‘whip’ for a few days whilst in San Francisco – adding the hashtag #doasisaynotasido.

We’ve reached out to Ken’s management team to confirm that the streets were indeed closed during his ‘test’ of the car, but Ford should definitely be using these images in their marketing when the car is launched this summer.

Photo credit: Ken Block (@kblock43)