Ken Block, latest Gymkhana 8 filmed in Dubai

Ken Block is known for its spectacular drifting. In the latest video clip he made we see what he is able to do with a Ford Fiesta ST RX43. The cinematic Gymkhana 8 videoclip is filmed in Dubai, probably the ultimate exotic playground…

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Fiesta ST RX43 in Gymkhana 8 livery

Ken Block is known for its spectacular drifting. In the latest video he made we see what he is able to do behind the steering wheel of a Ford Fiesta ST RX43. The Gymkhana 8 was filmed in Dubai, among palm trees, sand dunes, skyscrapers and the entire crew of police exotic cars of Dubai.

Finally he made some drifting around a Boeing 747-238B (XT-DMT).

Block is the leading actor and he drives an enhanced version of the renowned rallycross car Ford Fiesta ST RX43, and the “Gymkhana EIGHT: Ultimate Exotic Playground, Dubai” – is the most cinematic clip of Block so far.

“I know it sounds corny, but this is probably my favorite Gymkhana,” said Block. “When XDubai contacted me for a sponsorship partnership last season, they brought into question the possibility for us to come and benefit from the filming of a clip Gymkhana in Dubai. The offer has been tremendous since I have identified a few years ago Dubai as a location where I would like to shoot, so I did not hesitate to catch the chance. It is absolutely unbelievable that we managed to close Sheik Zayed Road for the second time in history (the road is the main highway in Dubai, and has been closed once, during the visit of George W. Bush in 2008), to have access on one of the runways of an airport completely closed, along with a 747, and can shoot in Burj Park, which is part of the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa). Now would be the time to send a big thank you to all the people in Dubai because we were allowed to come and do this incredible video, so thank you!”.

 

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