IGSA World Championships
July 14-17, 2010
Hungerzell, Germany- Preperations are in high gear for the 2010 IGSA World Championships being held July 15-18 in Hungerzell, Germany. The event website is scheduled to go online in the next week and the registration dates and procedures will be announced with the launch. Almabtrieb organizer Stephan Risch recently visited the track along wth top German Downhill skateboarder Sebastian Hertler and 2008 IGSA World Champion street luge racer Mathias Lang to check it out. They filmed this video to give everyone a taste of things to come....
Here is what they had to say about the course:
"I love the top part", said Mathias. "The start is brilliant!"
Sebastian couldnt stop smilling. He said, "The whole day I couldn't stop talking about this grippy tar, the nice speed you can get and the fascinating turns and sweepers!"
"Comparing it to Jungholz, it's a bit steeper and all riders will get enough speed to start", said Risch. "Once you get rolling, you have these right and left turns leading into the dropping right hairpin where you get very nice speed. After that the speed keeps building more and more for the next left. This turn drops again and then you come to the longer straightaway. At the end of the straightaway you go flying into this left and then directly into the right hairpin. The whole time you have endless grip! The first real speed part (GPS 87 km/h - 54 mph) is amazing! You're flying down and getting into the sweepers and coming into the forest where you get more and more speed riding into the left hairpin. We had some water on this turn as you can see where I crashed and Andi crashing behind me. This part can be very interesting. You need maximum speed to come out and get a good position for the final long finish run. There are sweepers coming into the final speed part before the finish. In the movie you see his pendulum slide at the bottom. The finish will be a little bit further before the sign. Finish line speed will be about 80 km/h (50 mph) It will be killer for all to see a finish with that speed!!! It will be similar to Kaunertal!"
More details on the 2010 IGSA World Championships will be available soon!