With “Gymkhana 2022,” rally driver Travis Pastrana tried stunts by no means earlier than seen within the gymkhana sequence—growing the potential for one thing to go mistaken.
Subaru of America’s “Launch Management” YouTube present is doing a three-part behind-the-scenes have a look at the filming of the newest gymkhana installment, known as “Highway to Gymkhana.” This third episode (all three had been filmed earlier than the loss of life of gymkhana creator Ken Block) exhibits how a lot nail biting was happening throughout filming.
“There’s a new aspect of upper danger with Travis,” Lance Smith, president of Vermont SportsCar, which builds Pastrana’s Subaru rally vehicles and gymkhana vehicles, stated within the video. Gymkhana 2022 is Pastrana’s second gymkhana video, and along with debuting his Subaru GL Household Huckster wagon, it contains a number of the most formidable stunts within the sequence.
Travis Pastrana drives a Subaru wagon in Gymkhana 2022
Earlier than even getting within the automotive, Pastrana filmed a BASE bounce 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 workforce scrambling to complete the shoot after his restoration.
One of many gadgets on the agenda was a rail slide, the sort of transfer usually executed 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 tougher by the truth that Pastrana could not truly see the rails as he jumped the automotive onto them.
That shot and a number of other others, together with a sidebar the place Pastrana swapped right into a inventory Subaru WRX, went easily, although. That left the bridge bounce.
The delay brought on by 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 received the inexperienced gentle 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 attain the right trajectory, and did some testing on dry land.
“This wagon flies like a wagon,” Pastrana stated, however by getting it as much as 120 mph he was in a position to get sufficient distance to clear the hole. Take a look at the Gymkhana 2022 to see the outcomes.