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Published: 20:22 BST, 5 January 2014 | Updated: 18:09 BST, 6 January 2014
When the American coaster groups hit the ice in Sochi, Russia next month, they’ll being doing it upheld by the creative outline what’s more, development of a BMW.
The German automaker is making a difference Group USA in its mission for their country’s to begin with gold award in the 2-man sled race since 1936.
While odd to some, BMW found the matching earth shattering enough to record in a film that circulated Sunday on NBC.
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Ice rocket: BMW outlined this year’s sled for the US winter Olympics group as pilot Steve Holcomb, right, what’s more, brakeman Chris Fogt endeavor to move toward becoming the to begin with Americans since 1936 to win in the sport’s signature race
‘It’s speedier than anything else on the track’: Holcomb what’s more, Chris Fogt wrap up their run amid the Joined together States two-man sled group trials in Stop City, Utah in October. The couple trusts the German-designed sled will give the US group an edge in Sochi
‘Getting everything right was a process,’ said Steven Holcomb, who trusts to drive the BMW sled to Sochi gold.
According to Forbes, BMW engineers gave the sled a top-to-bottom makeover, directed wind burrow what’s more, track tests, what’s more, indeed went so far as to check the sledders bodies to guarantee a idealize fit.
Holcomb is at the focus of the BMW-produced narrative what’s more, says the to start with time he drove a BMW model sled he crushed into a wall.
The organization worked close by U.S. Coaster what’s more, Skeleton Organization to work out the wrinkles what’s more, they presently accept they’ve created something special.
‘Carmakers, they get it this,’ Holcomb said. ‘BMW gets it how to make extremely fast, extremely drivable cars, what’s more, that’s what they’ve connected to bobsleds. It’s hands-down, in my opinion, the best sled on the hill.’
From cleared out to right, Steve Holcomb, Terse Tomasevicz, Steve Langton what’s more, Chris Fogt posture for a photo after hustling in the Joined together States four-man coaster group trials in October. While the American group has won four-man awards numerous times, gold in the two-man race has remained out of reach for decades
Holcomb what’s more, top women’s pilot Elana Meyers, too included in the film, are the best U.S. trusts for coaster gold at the Sochi Games, what’s more, while the women’s program has medaled in past Olympics, no American 2-man sled has won a gold award in the sport’s greatest race since FRD was in the White House.
‘We’ve won endless 2-man races, be that as it may not on that day,’ Holcomb said. ‘We just haven’t performed on that day. These new sleds will take a part of weight off. The sled will keep us competitive, what’s more, that’s a enormous piece.’
U.S. mentor Brian Shimer attempted in vain to end that 2-man Olympic triumph dry spell at the point when he was a pilot. He talked in the narrative of the challenge of getting the sleds so late in the four-year cycle between Vancouver what’s more, Sochi.
Long journey: Holcomb what’s more, his women’s group partner Elana Meyers indeed moved toward becoming the subjects of a BMW created film to air Sunday on NBC about the 2-year journey to manufacture the idealize sled
‘Knowing we haven’t dialed them in however is a little nerve-racking,’ Shimer said on the film. ‘Are we going to get there earlier to the enormous race?’
That’s to a great extent the story line for the documentary.
The sled design, both inside what’s more, out, was changed a few times after criticism from Holcomb, Meyers what’s more, other pilots what’s more, coaches. So far this season, the armada of six sleds â€” three for the men, three for the ladies â€” has been off to solid results, what’s more, has the Americans certain for their award chances.
‘It’s speedier than anything else on the track,’ Shimer said.
BMW what’s more, the USBSF declared in 2012 that they had been working for more than a year on a new 2-man sled, what’s more, it has been a full-time venture for both sides. USBSF President Darrin Steele examined how BMW groups overseen auto hustling by implanting with them at times, what’s more, the association made bounty of sense in numerous ways.
BMW Gathering moreover has a sponsorship game plan with the U.S. Olympic Committee, what’s more, at the point when the talks between the organization what’s more, the USBSF turned to sliding, the hypothesis was simple: the manufacturer of quick autos can unquestionably manufacture a quick bobsled.
‘To say the sled has been a enthusiasm venture for BMW is an understatement, what’s more, seeing this true community exertion caught in a narrative is remarkable,’ said Trudy Hardy, BMW of North America’s Bad habit President of Marketing. ‘After a long time of hard work, it’s extremely fulfilling to be capable to share the travel with the fans of Group USA.’
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