For those who have missed Ken Block’s videos in the past, just scroll down a ways to check him taking  Gymkhana to a new level. The video is shot just south of Paris, France, in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, at a 1.58-mile oval track that was built in 1924. It features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Block for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until he attempted the maneuvers during filming.

Although it won’t come out until 2011, with all the recent excitement in the rally car world centered around last weekend’s X Games in LA (check out the story here), Codermasters Studios, the makers of the DiRT off-road video game franchise, has just released the official trailer for the game. The trailer video features WRC driver Ken Block racing through Kenya, Norway and Monaco, in a number of different weather climates, that concludes with an explosive finale.

Codemasters says DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. The first two games have features short-course off-road vehicles, but there’s no official word yet as to whether or not the new game will.