The anticipation leading up to Leogang is always a tough one. This track puts fear into almost every racer in the circuit, as it's known for its ever changing track conditions and unpredictable weather patterns. This year, the track was faster and more wide open than previous years, which lead to tight times. The track stayed super fast and dry through junior finals as they finished prior to the downpour.
On Thursday, Valentina and Taylor both qualified for finals again, placing P2 and P10 in qualifying runs, respectively. On Friday, both girls were looking fast and poised in practice and ready to put down scorchers in their race runs. Valentina ended up going off track at the start of the race, and ended P4 in finals. Taylor had some amazing split times, but ended up crashing in Vali Höll's corner in sight of the finish line, putting her in P8 in finals.