Swiss speed specialist Fabienne Suter has switched ski brands over the summer. After a long partnership with Stoeckli, for the next two seasons she will be joining Olympic gold medalist teammate Dominique Gisin on Dynastar.
Last season the 29-year-old missed the World Cup podium twice when she finished in fourth place in both the downhill in Beaver Creek and Lenzerheide. Before that, Suter won three super G races and reached a total of 15 World Cup podiums. Her last victory is the one achieved on January 6, 2012 at the Bad Kleinkirchheim super G.
“Since my first races as a young skier I was competing on Stoeckli skis, and I benefited from the start from their great and professional support. With Stoeckli I celebrated several successes but because new impulses are always a new motivation, I wanted to try something new once again for my next years as a ski racer. I am very grateful that Dynastar would offer me that opportunity,” Suter said about the change.
Suter has her goals set high with the new equipment. In the past, she has achieved great results at big events but failed to grasp a medal by always finishing just off the podium. At the World Championship SG in Schladming and the Vancouver and Sochi Olympic downhills, she finished in fifth place while in the Vancouver Olympic giant slalom she finished fourth. With the next World Championships just a few months away, Suter is hopeful this might be her chance to grasp that long-awaited podium finish at a major event, but first she wants to make sure to earn a spot in the strong Swiss speed team.
“In super G I hope to consolidate myself back into the top 15 while in downhill I want to further secure my position in the top 15. Also, it is important for me to be able to gain positions in the giant slalom again,” said Suter. “With the World Championships in Beaver Creek already next season and with such a strong team, I set myself the primary goal to safely qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek.”
Release courtesy of FIS