Henrik Kristoffersen leads after the first round in Schladming – and reaches for his fifth Nightrace success in the showdown. With that, the Norwegian would even trump Benjamin Raich’s record.
2014, 2016, 2017 – and 2020 the 28-year-old has already won the Schladming Nightrace, so he is currently tied with Benjamin Raich as a four-time winner. However, as an intermediate best, there is a good chance of breaking the record and being the first driver to triumph five times on the Planai. However, his advantage over Manuel Feller is only 21 hundredths. Kristoffersen: “Of course I’ve already thought about the record, but there’s a second run. With start number 30 it will certainly be more difficult with the tracks. On top of that, Manuel will certainly have a lot of momentum, but let’s see.” By the way: the intermediate best was at the top twelve times after the second round. Marcel Hirscher last managed to do this in 2019, with whose ski brand Kristoffersen has been on the road since this season. In the years that followed, however, the leader was always eliminated after the first round in the final. Most Schladming victories: 4 Benjamin Raich (AUT) 4 Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 3 Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 2 Mario Matt (AUT) 2 Reinfried Herbst (AUT) 2 Alberto Tomba (ITA) 2 Kalle Palander (FIN)