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 sequence—rising the potential for one thing to go fallacious.

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

“There’s a new ingredient of upper danger with Travis,” Lance Smith, president of Vermont SportsCar, which builds Pastrana’s Subaru rally automobiles and gymkhana automobiles, stated within the video. Gymkhana 2022 is Pastrana’s second gymkhana video, and along with debuting his Subaru GL Household Huckster wagon, it contains among the most bold stunts within the sequence.

Travis Pastrana drives a Subaru wagon in Gymkhana 2022

Travis Pastrana drives a Subaru wagon in Gymkhana 2022

Earlier than even getting within the automobile, Pastrana filmed a BASE soar off a Fort Lauderdale constructing. As lined 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 objects on the agenda was a rail slide, the type of transfer usually executed with a skateboard, not an 865-hp station wagon. The rails needed to be completely middle, and Pastrana needed to hit his mark completely, or the automobile 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 automobile 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 soar.

The delay brought on by Pastrana’s damage 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 bought 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 attain the correct 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 capable of get sufficient distance to clear the hole. Try the Gymkhana 2022 to see the outcomes.