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20 Jun 2012

PR: Ken Block

Category: Press Releases Posted 20.06.12 15:31 by

Monster Energy and Ken Block present “Gymkhana GRID: The European Gauntlet” and announce Ken racing the Grand Final in October in the UK.

The tire-slaying, ball-tearing, tranny-trashing, clutch-kicking, gasoline chugging Gymkhana GRID* is back. Two years after Ken Block changed the game of head-to-head auto racing forever, the most intense race format to ever grace the planet will be spanning four countries and five events for European audiences to feast on its awesomeness. Commencing with 4 qualifying events held on tight, technical courses the series will come to a climax in a grand finale that will feature Mr. Gymkhana himself. GRID’s Euro invasion is gonna shred rubber during celebrations of hoonage, the likes of which have yet to be seen this side of the Atlantic.

Taking entries for All-Wheel-Drive and Rear-Wheel-Drive, Ken Block will be joined by fellow king of drift Vaughn Gittin Jnr in handing out an invitation to Euro warriors of these two distinct classes to face-off in the qualifying events. The champs from each will get the chance to take on Ken (AWD) or Vaughn (RWD) in Gymkhana grand-slam hedonism at the showdown. Flame and Thunder in the UK will host the finals over the weekend of 27-28 October by which point we will have assembled machines and their keepers of the highest order. The winners from the 2 classes will take away a hold-all of cash and, pending Royal attendance**, a Knighthood of the Realm.


  • Qualifying events ahead of the finals on 27-28 October will take place at:
  • International Motor Exhibition (France): 29 June – 01 July
  • Trax (Great Britain): 02 September
  • Track Day (Germany): 08 September
  • AutoMaxx (Holland): 16 September


* Wikipedia description may deviate ** Long-shot


About Gymkhana GRID:

In 2010 Gymkhana GRID created the first ever stadium style spectator driven Gymkhana racing series in North America. The series gave pro drivers and grass roots racers a place to test their ability in “grip” and “drift” on a closed Gymkhana course in front of thousands of fans. Gymkhana GRID: The European Gauntlet sees the second coming of the Gymkhana racing series in All-Wheel-Drive and Rear-Wheel-Drive classes.


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