With only one week left until Red Bull Crashed Ice hits Québec on March 20, we caught up with track-builder Martin Weirather to check on the work in progress.
“The temperature is agreeable and the team are awesome,” Weirather tells us. “It’s normal that we have to rethink some things and make several changes.”
In spite of the cold temperature, the ice-men are sweating with the workload. Their challenge is a big one: the track is 65m high from top to bottom and is located in the crowded city centre, surrounded by streets and buildings.
“We don't have that much time for the construction," adds Weirather. "The transport routes for materials through the city streets to the track site are very long and the ramps are freezing very fast.”
But, in just eight days, the track will be completed and a huge audience will gather to watch the Red Bull Crashed Ice racers hurtle down the course.
Watch this video to get a first impression of the track: