Nathan Blok, the 19-year old, two-time Formula Tour Series Champion and resident of Beachburg ON, returns to the race track in a new series and car for him. In order to broaden his racing experience, Blok is preparing to challenge himself in the highly competitive Canadian Touring Car Championship. The first round will take place as a support race for the Canadian Grand Prix on the weekend of June 7 – 9, 2013 on the tough Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Blok has plenty of experience on this racetrack but in the much lighter Formula 1600 open-wheel cars. This time he will be driving a BMW 330i sedan from 8legs Racing of Ottawa ON. The #10 BMW is built on a genuine BMW Motorsports 4-door E46 sedan chassis with a professional rollcage built by BMW Motorsports. The race car was built and campaigned by BimmerWorld in SPEED World Challenge. The engine for the CTCC is a 3.0L M54 built to the full extent of the rules.
Blok is looking forward to this new racing series as another step in his career on the track with even though he will have only one practice day at the ICAR driving facility to prepare himself for the 2013 season.
“I am very excited to be competing at one of my favourite tracks and in such a very competitive series like Canadian Touring Car. I have only had a handful of laps of testing but despite that, I feel I have made a good transition from F1600 to Touring Cars and I look forward to my debut in the series this weekend.”
For information on Nathan Bok and sponsorship visit www.nathanblok.com or contact Steve Blok at (613) 582-3867
Photo by S Blok.