Best at test run, Rauffer surprised

Better visibility and competitive pression in the teams are the reasons for the surprising results of the first test run on the Saslong in Val Gardena.
German racers like Rauffer and Stankalla, first and third at the test, have to bring results not to recede in EuropeCup. Italy’s team has established internal cualifying.
Max Rauffer surprised about his best time.”Of course I’ve tried to be ahead, but I didn’t expect such a good result. I had some little problems, but this is evidently normal if you run fast”.
Italy’s Erik Seletto had also a good race and got very near to Rauffer. “I know this course very well. I didn’t feel any internal pressure”.
Stefan Stankalla about his full power race. “It is my aim to score regularly this season”. And he wants to begin here in Val Gardena.
A great surprise for everyone was Peter Fill’s 8th ranking. “I’m very satisfied with my performance and I’m looking forward to the race”. It will be the first race on the Saslong for the 20 year old Southtirolean from Castelrotto.