Great Britain’s No 1 team were in tenth after the first run on the Altenberg track but moved up to sixth after three further runs – finishing behind Germany, who took the top three spots, and Canada who were fourth and fifth.
The result put them ahead of the top teams from America and Switzerland and thus, as one of the top six teams, secured a medal and a place on the podium.
‘It was great overall and I was definitely pleased with our performance,’ said the former Grainville student.
‘After the first day I didn’t think we would get a medal because it’s quite hard to move up from the position we were in but Nicola drove really well on the second day and we ended up beating both American teams.’
Th?rin and Minichiello are back in action next week in the British Championships which Th?rin is optimistic of winning.