Top Gear’s Chris Harris Reacts To Ken Block’s Passing: “Shining Talent”
News has quickly spread across the world this morning of Ken Block’s passing. Aged only 55, the rally and Gymkhana legend died in a snowmobile accident in Utah, with Hoonigan confirming his passing this morning via a post on Instagram.
Hundreds of thousands of fans across the world have posted tributes to social media as they mourn the loss of the motorsport legend, and several within the motoring industry have also said their piece.
Top Gear presenter and motoring journalist Chris Harris has now joined this group, with him writing a tribute to Block on his Instagram alongside a photo of him talking with the professional driver.
“RIP to the man who changed the world of filming cars more than anyone else, Ken Block. Lucky to have sat next to him and watched the madness first-hand on many occasions, then absorbed all of the content. He was a true gentleman, and he showed me kindness at a time when I needed it.
“A shining talent gone far too soon. Thoughts with his family and his team at this incredibly sad time.”
Many will add to the tributes as they hear the news as the day goes on.
Chris Harris had worked with Block several times over his long career, with him riding in the legendary Hoonicorn for his own YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars.
He was obviously a huge fan, like all of us, and the video of him being driven by Block emphasises just how much fuel ran through their veins. It’s a true loss to the world, and Ken Block will be remembered by us all for the best of reasons.