It was way back in 2008 that the Internet first got wind of a driver named Ken Block and his rather natty skills at being an absolute and utter motoring hooligan. Give this man an airfield, and he’d leave you with the smoking carcasses of many, many tyres.
Because it was in 2008 that the bedrooms and offices of the world watched this Californian madman in ‘Gymkhana Practice’, the first in a series of videos that would establish Block and his rally-spec motors as icons of tyre-shredding excess.
He’s back with Gymkhana Nine, which aims to rekindle the simple, grass-roots, gritty driftyness of the first. It’s called, ‘Raw Industrial Playground’, and it’s a fine demonstration of just why Mr Block has wormed his way into TG’s heart. The levels of sheer hoonery he manages to achieve in his 600bhp Focus RS Rallycross car beggars belief.
It’s a fine addition to a fine body of work. And here is TopGear.com’s complete guide to that body of work. Have a click through and let us know your favourite…