Olympic Champion Francesco Friedrich second in Lake Placid ahead of Christoph Hafer
Lake Placid (RWH) Bobsled pilot Brad Hall from Great Britain celebrated his first World Cup victory in 4-man bobsleigh at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid (USA). With Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett as his pusher crew, Hall relegated Olympic and World Champion Francesco Friedrich (GER) with Thorsten Margis, Candy Bauer and Felix Straub to second place by one hundredth of a second after the two race heats. For the British team it was the first 4-man bobsleigh victory since Lamin Deen in Whistler in November 2017.
Rank three in Lake Placid went to Christoph Hafer (GER, 0.07 seconds back) with Michael Salzer, Kevin Korona and Tobias Schneider. Hafer had entered the second race run as the leader, but then fell just short.
The Swiss 4-man bobsleigh crew of Cedric Follador with Nicola Mariani, Dominik Hufschmid and Marco Doerig celebrated their best World Cup result so far in fifth place.
Frank Del Duca with Adrian Adams, Martin Christofferson and Manteo Mitchell were the best team of the US hosts in sixth place.
In the overall ranking for the BMW IBSF World Cup 2022/2023, Francesco Friedrich (GER, 660 points) defended his lead. Brad Hall (GBR, 627) is second overall after three of the eight races in winter 2022/2023. Johannes Lochner, fourth in Lake Placid, follows in third place with 578 points.