Ken Block is the undisputed King of "getting 'ere sideways" (if in doubt watch the vids below). He was over here in the UK for his race series 'Gymkhana GRiD' at the Santa Pod Raceway. Now if you have never heard of Gymkhana GRiD then here is what it is all about (taken from the Gymkhana GRiD website):

"Gymkhana GRiD is Ken Block’s own style of Gymkhana autocross – a form of motorsport where drivers must negotiate a high-speed precision driving course with a pre-determined sequence of drifts, figure 8s, donuts and slaloms. Gymkhana requires not only physical driving skills, but also mental training, as drivers must memorise the course and sequences with an aim of setting the quickest time."

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Now you may not know this but Ken Block is a super keen mountainbiker too. During his visit he met up with fellow Monster Energy athlete Steve Peat and they went for a blast on the DH bikes. Photographer Simon Nieborak was present and got these shots of Ken's super sweet carbon Specialized S-Works Demo 8 downhill bike.

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Frame: S-Works Demo8 Carbon – 200mm travel

Fork: Fox 40 Air – 200mm travel

Shock: Ohlins TTX Coil

Wheels: Roval Traverse SL Fattie 30mm wide Carbon 650b

Front Tyre: Specialized Butcher DH 650b

Rear Tyre: Specialized Slaughter DH 650b

Drivetrain: Full Shimano Saint 1x, 170mm cranks, 200mm brakes

Cockpit: Renthal DH Fatbar Carbon, Direct Mount Stem

Grips: Specialized Sip Grips XL Cyan

Saddle: Specialized Phenom 143mm Hollow-Ti rails

Seatpost: Thomson Elite Alloy

Pedals: Specialized Boomslang Platforms

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