The first stop on Ken Block’s Gymkhana World Tour in Vienna, Austria brought more than 25,000 people out to see Block’s smoke-filled, dangerously close, gymkhana antics. The three-stop tour, which also includes the United States and Australia, brings Gymkhana driving, made famous by Block’s hugely popular Internet videos, up close and personal to a live audience.
“Ever since we filmed the first Gymkhana video, I have wanted to be able to bring this type of action to a place where people can watch it live, and Gymkhana World Tour does exactly that,” said Block. “I’m super stoked on the staggering turnout we had in Austria.”
While the main event took place Sunday night, the actual event spread over the entire weekend with support from Ford of Europe, offering rides with Block in his Gymkhana Fiesta.
“I am always happy to be able to give people the experience of actually getting in the car with me, since, while it may be fun to watch, nothing beats actually getting in the car,” said Block. “The only bummer is that we can’t give everyone a ride.”
The next stop on Ken Block’s Gymkhana World Tour will be at at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, July 23rd. Block’s next competitive event is the Summer X Games 17 in Los Angeles on July 30th and 31st. Additional team and event information is available at monsterworldrallyteam.com