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Ken Block Goes Back to his Roots in Gymkhana 9 (W/Video)

Ford Focus RS RX race car drifts and slides around a train

Erick Ayapana
Sep 13, 2016

It's time for Gymkhana 9, and this time around Ken Block has pushed the reset button. The last Gymkhana shot in Dubai was an over-the-top production where Block shut down a major highway, drag-raced a Bugatti Veyron, and executed donuts surrounded by exotic supercars. Gymkhana 9, however, throws it back to the kind of playground we saw in earlier videos -- this time set in an industrial park. Block's stunt car is his 600-hp Ford Focus RS RX that he's been racing in the current WRC season.

As always, Block shows off his masterful car control, drifting within inches of guardrails, the edge of a dock, and even a moving train (obviously you shouldn't try any of this at home). The new Ford Raptor makes an appearance and is suspended in the air from a helicopter, with Block underneath doing donuts. Next up, Block heads to a vertical lift bridge as it is raised high above the water, leaving the Focus RS RX little room for more donut action.

Check out the new Gymkhana video below. And for your review, we've also included Gymkhana 8 featuring Block's Ford Fiesta ST RX43, and Gymkhana 7, where Block ripped through the streets and freeways of Los Angeles in his "Hoonicorn" all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang. And actually, what the hell - all nine are below! Which video is your favorite?

Source: The Hoonigans via YouTube

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