Profile: Team “The Italian Connection” – Stefano Munari©, Fillippo Kratter, Marco Grigis
Last year, due to impending weather about to hit Mayrhofen and in the spirit of the “It’s On when it’s On (only it’s on a day earlier than we expected!)” ethos of the event, all crews were informed we intended to start the event a day earlier. Then, as now, captain of The Italian Connection, Stefano Munari. put out the battle cry, only to find a couple of his team were stuck without transport and therefore were unable to make it. Fortunately this year, Stefano does not have that problem as of “The Italian Connection” is powered by the FIAT Freestyle Team guarantees. So the transport will not be an issue!
Just like in the Football World Cup, “The Italian Connection” squad combines a talented, power and style in a balanced team. With Captain Stefano controlling play in the midfield, he can draw from the experience and sublime skills of Fillippo Kratter, with power striker, rookie Marco Grigis always unpredictable and dangerous. It is the sort of team that has it all, which looks dangerous on paper and always surprises come match day. One thing is for sure, they are backing their formidable offense to make their way through the knock-out stages!
The perfect team for the perfect set up? We will have to wait to find out, but when you look at the Vans Wängl Tängl set up for 2012 and see the all new design for the Red Bull End Section, the combination of pipe, park, rail and backcountry skills may well see the FIAT Freestyle Team of “The Italian Connection” driving home in their usual style, with a wad of cash and more importantly their first Tängl Title trophy…