• Nov 12, 2010

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We can't seem to get enough of Ken Block's Gymkhana videos. The skill and exactness necessary to entertain us for but a few minutes of magical drifting confounds us, but the formula that leads to success for Block and his crew comes down to plenty of practice and preparation. And if practice is needed to create a few well-planned stunts, just imagine how much work goes into competing in Rally GB. As this post-jump video proves, even Ken Block can lose control.

In the footage, Block is, along with co-driver Alex Gelsomino, testing his Ford Focus RS rally car at the M-Sport proving grounds in some pretty inhospitable conditions. The dirt trail is covered with a few inches of slush, while the surrounding terra firma is coated with a hefty helping of snow. Block's in-car camera shows the world-class driver slicing and dicing through the challenging course with relative ease until... well, until he loses control. Hit the jump to watch the video yourself. The incident occurs at about 1:45 into the clip, followed by a second shot at the carnage courtesy of a second camera mounted to the driver side rear quarter panel. Thankfully, it appears both driver and navigator were uninjured and the team lived to race another day – with another car.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yup, definitely hydroplaning.

      Been there, done that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no wonder hes dead last in points, him and pastrana should switch places.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @markclowerville... Sounds like a ralley car to me, what were you expecting it to idle like you street car? HUH!
      • 4 Years Ago
      And Pastrana gave this up for NASCAR
        • 4 Years Ago
        really??? this has to do with ken howww??????
      • 4 Years Ago
      Poor Ken Block, better luck last year, dont give up. PS Mr. Loed please stop winning all the time and making the WRC boring. It's no fun when one person wins all the time and wins the Championship with a few races left to go.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look at the way co driver Alex Gelsomino was grasping at Ken's arm when they were about to crash (1:45). Is Alex a he or a she?
      • 4 Years Ago
      >implying any part of that car is still a Focus
        • 4 Years Ago
        If only the real focus was that fun to drive. It does seem to have the same ride as one though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      sad to see that happen, hopfuly he takes this as a learning experience.

      people remember this is his first year in WRC with this car lets see how he does halfway through the full season next year before we bash or praise the guy ATLEAST.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had to register just to comment on this post... Ken Block is a 'world class driver'? Really? Obviously the author has never seen a real driver because Ken Block is an amateur. Great guy and all, but not a world class driver.
      Marie
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Stomach churning" ?????? I think not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      he lost because all he could think about was travis pastrami leaving for nascar. how will he be able to rally without his bestest friend in da wurld?! poor block
      T
      • 4 Years Ago
      ??? the caption was "stomach turning".. wtf.. it was nothing.. not even the lest bit frightening. get a friggin grip!!!
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