We’re assuming that most of you already know what gymkhana is, in fact most of you have likely given it a go in a supermarket carpark at 3am. But we’re also guessing none of you have ever pulled gymkhana moves in a semi truck. That’s crazy you say. Well, yes it is, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some nutter out there who is willing to give it a crack.
In this cheesy video, American stunt man and race driver Mike Ryan drifts his 4,535 kg purpose built semi truck on the same Gymkhana race track where Ken Block reinented the sport. The track is built around the El Toro Marine Base in California. The Freightliner truck produces 1,454kW of power and over 4,600Nm of torque, so it’s little wonder that frying the truck’s handmade Michelin tyres isn’t a problem. (more…)