Gymkhana 12 upped the danger issue due to Travis Pastrana

With “Gymkhana 2022,” rally driver Travis Pastrana tried stunts by no means earlier than seen within the gymkhana collection—growing the potential for one thing to go improper.

Subaru of America’s “Launch Management” YouTube present is doing a three-part behind-the-scenes have a look at the filming of the most recent gymkhana installment, known as “Street to Gymkhana.” This third episode (all three have been filmed earlier than the dying of gymkhana creator Ken Block) exhibits how a lot nail biting was occurring throughout filming.

“There’s a new factor of upper danger with Travis,” Lance Smith, president of Vermont SportsCar, which builds Pastrana’s Subaru rally vehicles and gymkhana vehicles, mentioned within the video. Gymkhana 2022 is Pastrana’s second gymkhana video, and along with debuting his Subaru GL Household Huckster wagon, it consists of a few of the most formidable stunts within the collection.

Travis Pastrana drives a Subaru wagon in Gymkhana 2022

Travis Pastrana drives a Subaru wagon in Gymkhana 2022

Earlier than even getting within the automotive, Pastrana filmed a BASE leap off a Fort Lauderdale constructing. As coated in a earlier episode, Pastrana was injured by a tough touchdown and was sidelined for six months, leaving the group scrambling to complete the shoot after his restoration.

One of many gadgets on the agenda was a rail slide, the form of transfer usually performed with a skateboard, not an 865-hp station wagon. The rails needed to be completely heart, and Pastrana needed to hit his mark completely, or the automotive may have tipped over. That final half was made harder by the truth that Pastrana could not truly see the rails as he jumped the automotive onto them.

That shot and several other others, together with a sidebar the place Pastrana swapped right into a inventory Subaru WRX, went easily, although. That left the bridge leap.

The delay attributable to Pastrana’s harm allowed for negotiations with the federal government of Marathon, Florida, to make use of the bridge. After a charitable donation used to improve an area skate park, the Hoonigan crew acquired the inexperienced mild to shoot Pastrana leaping a 100-foot bridge hole over a hovering helicopter. The crew introduced out a ramp from “Gymkhana 2020” and shimmed it to realize the right trajectory, and did some testing on dry land.

“This wagon flies like a wagon,” Pastrana mentioned, however by getting it as much as 120 mph he was in a position to get sufficient distance to clear the hole. Try the Gymkhana 2022 to see the outcomes.