Recently, Ken Block, DC shoes, and Travis Pastrana released the latest installment of the Gymkhana video series. In “Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco,” Ken Block drives a 650 HP Ford Fiesta around the hilly terrain of San Francisco. But what exactly is gymkhana?
A variant of autocross, gymkhana requires drivers to complete a complex course in a given amount of time – usually no more than 1-2 minutes. Drivers are required to employ drifting, 180 and 360 degree spins, among more conventional racing techniques, to complete a complex course as quickly as possible.
In a little over 24 hours, Gymkhana 5 was viewed more than 6 million times on Youtube. If you haven’t watch Block tear up his racing slicks, it’s high time you take a look.