Started watching the link provided yesterday but couldn't really make out the riders from that angle and distance so gave up after a few races.
However, there is now a different link on Youtube filmed from the first bend, and it is much easier to ID the riders on that.
All the races from day two are on it, including that fantastic run-off which would be talked about for years had it been the decider for the shale world speedway title!
Both Kononov and Dmitry had 'so nearly' claims. Kononov was world champ until the last bend, while Dmitry would have made it a three-man run-off had he settled for third in the final (although he may have lost it rather than recklessly going for it).
Looking at the history of the ice world championship, it will be 20 years next year since a non-Russian was the winner and it was back in 2009 that a non-Russian finished on the podium (Zorn, third). The difference in class between the top four and the rest at the weekend suggests that isn't going to change any time soon, especially with other Russians not too far behind the leading men.
A couple of quick questions for those in the know, and apologies if they have been asked before...what sort of money do the ice guys earn and do any/most have other 'day' jobs, bearing in mind the ice season is so short?
Anyway, links below which I found useful. I found it best watching the meeting in conjunction with the results, as then you know which riders are in each race.