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Gymkhana 9: Experience Ken Block's drifting lunacy in VR!

2016-10-21 08:50

VIRTUAL REALITY: Ken Block and Ford provide a behind-the-scenes look at the pair's latest Gymkhana video in virtual reality. Image: YouTube

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Drift master Ken Block gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Gymkhana 9, now in Virtual Reality.

Cape Town - Ken Block, renowned for his insane drifting skills, has made a name for himself as one of the world's best stunt drivers. YouTube adores him and his clips are amazing.

Gymkhana 9

Little over a month ago, Block released the ninth installment of his Gymkhana series. And needless to say, it was amazing/

Putting his precision and inch-perfect skill-set to the test, he drifted around a course, even flying through the air, with his heavily spruced-up Ford Fiesta racer.

WATCH: Vehicular lunacy - Ken Block's epic Gymkhana 9 is out!

Have you ever wanted to experience Gymkhana clips up close? Ford and Block have created a special behind-the-scenes look at the latest Gymkhana video in virtual reality. Viewers can interact with the clip, moving in a full 360-degree motion.

How it works

When viewing the video, hover your cursor over the video. Right-click on the video and drag the screen in the direction you wish to view. It will provide a full 360-degree video of Block's antics.

Click on the gif below to view video:

Rally career

Block's skill landed him racing seats with a number of rally series' around the world, including his native America. But in 2007 - 2008 he had his first run in the World Rally Championship (WRC) when he drove a Mitsubishi Evo X and Subaru Impreza WRX STI, respectively.

In 2009 he took a sabbatical, but returned in 2010 to race for Monster World Rally Team in a Ford Focus RS WRC 08. From 2011 to 2012 the team raced with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC. He raced for the Monster team until the end of 2012.

In 2013 Block formed his own team - Hoonigan Racing Division - but following a poor season in a Fiesta RS WRC, he joined the M-Sport World Rally Team in 2014; where he also raced a Fiesta RS WRC.

This then was also Block's last season in the WRC.

Watch gymkhana 9 in the video below (without VR):


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