Fantastic Driving Skills or Controlled Insanity? You Decide [Video]

By Akemi Iwaya on September 17th, 2010

Driver Ken Block engages in a very impressive bit of Gymkhana driving in this video. Whether you think he is good or just plain crazy, you do have to admire the amount of practice and daring that it took to reach this level of driving skill. Hang onto your seats! Now where are those car keys at?

From YouTube: Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.

Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France [via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/17/10
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