What is Gymkhana Grid? Driv­ers put them­selves to the test

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Now in its sev­enth year, the Gymkhana Grid event is the brain­child of Amer­i­can rally and in­ter­net sen­sa­tion Ken Block.

Com­peti­tors in two classes (four-wheel drive and rear­wheel drive) tackle what is es­sen­tially a glo­ri­fied au­totest side-by-side, but they also com­pete against the clock.

A course is set out with a va­ri­ety of ob­sta­cles to drift and donut around. Jo­han Kristof­fers­son won last year’s event out­right, de­feat­ing the Gymkhana mas­ter him­self Block. Kristof­fers­son has re­mained in South Africa fol­low­ing vic­tory in the fi­nal World RX round of the sea­son in Cape Town last week­end and will com­pete against the Solbergs and Block in Car­ni­val City, Jo­han­nes­burg on Sat­ur­day.

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