'Gymkhana Five' to be released July 9

DC Shoes YouTube channel to debut new installment of Ken Block's video

Updated: June 18, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
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Ken BlockDC ShoesKen Block hits the incomparable streets of San Francisco in "Gymkhana Five."

Ken Block takes his rally driving expertise to the streets of San Francisco in "Gymkhana Five," which will be released at 10 a.m. July 9 on the DC Shoes YouTube channel, DC Shoes announced Monday.

"My idea for 'Gymkhana Five' was simple," Block, who co-founded DC Shoes, said in a news release. "I wanted to build on the ultimate playground concept from 'Gymkhana Three,' and bring the franchise back to that raw and fast feel that the earlier videos had. I've always wanted to film a Gymkhana video in a city and there are few places as unique and iconic with such amazing topography as San Francisco. While movies like 'Bullit' and various chase scenes have tried to use San Francisco to the fullest, I'm pretty confident that I've proven there was a lot left to be done on those amazing streets!"

Block, who drives in the Global RallyCross series and will compete July 1 in RallyCross at X Games Los Angeles, will be back in his Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. racecar and be adding to the more than 140 million online views the Gymkhana video series has already had. "A few world records and a surprise guest have been thrown in too," according to the release.

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