Young Austrian racer Marco Schwarz and last year's winner Mattias Hargin from Sweden, 33 hundredths and 18 hundredths of a second behind respectively, will challenge Fritz Dopfer who is currently in the lead.
Two other top favourites for this next run are Marcel Hirscher (AUT) und Alexander Khoroshilov (RUS), who are tied in fourth place at the momet. "The thing is, the Ganslern is very difficult. If you temper the pace in the right sections, you can get a smooth run", says Marcel Hirscher, who is optimistic for the second run. Felix Neureuther (GER) is just ahead of slalom-ace Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR, twelfth place), who is 83 hundredths of a second behind the leading time and ready to give it his all.
Start List 2nd run