Ken Block brought Gymkhana to the masses through his viral videos on YouTube which have gained over 300 million views worldwide.
Gymkhana GRiD is Ken Block’s own style of Gymkhana autocross – a form of motorsport where drivers must negotiate a high speed precision driving course with a predetermined sequence of drifts, figure 8s, donuts and slaloms.
Gymkhana GRiD made its international debut at X Games in Los Angeles in 2013. It is now open to all those who dare to compete against other motoring enthusiasts in their own specially modified cars.
Drivers have competed for a coveted space at qualifying rounds throughout the year at circuits in the UK, Ireland and Denmark.
Gymkhana requires not only physical driving skills, but also mental training, as drivers must memorize the course and sequences with the aim of setting the quickest time.
Held on a open space of asphalt, each driver must record a time by completing a lap of 2 custom designed courses.
The Gymkhana GRiD course features obstacles including cones, tyres, barrels, a K-rail and a giant race seat, which the drivers have to manoeuvre around with the least amount of mistakes.
Split into two classes, drivers go head to head in All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) tyre slaying machinery.
Jason Webb – AWD Nationality: South Africa
Key Motorsport Experience:
He is the 2013 SupaDrift Series Champion and also the 2015 SupaDrift Series Champion
He was also the First South African to compete at Gatebil in 2016
Did you know…
Jason Webb’s career in drifting started at the age of 16 when he and his father moved to a small town in South Africa called Kimberley. It was there where he met and trained up by Otto Graven who at the time was South Africa’s No.1 drifter. Jason’s first ever event in 2011 saw him qualifying second behind Otto and finishing in 2nd place overall. In his first year competing he managed to secure a 3rd in the National championship.