KÖNIGSSEE, Germany— Martins Dukurs has recorded another first placing in the FIBT Skeleton World Cup to stay atop the championship leader-board.
The odds were even tougher in this, the latest round with his three closest rivals all been German and hence enjoying the advantage of racing at home. Is this was of any concern to Martins he certainly did not show it, coming up trumps on his first run to be leading by .05 of a second going into the second run.
Again, younger brother Tomass was also prominent posting a solid time just 0.42 seconds slower than his brother to be left sitting in 7th spot following the first run.
Having the advantage of watching the rest of the field go before him on his second run, Martins knew exactly what was required of hm. And again he was able to deliver, posting an even quicker second run to win by .29 of a second, a significant time in a sport judged on milliseconds.
Tomass managed to post the sixth quickest second run but unfortunately is was not enough to see him move up in the standing. He would have still been rather content with seventh placing for the weekend.
With 1,269 points, Martins is now 58 points clear of his closest rival, German Frank Rommel. Tomass holds on to fifth spot on 1,024 points.