Felix Loch and Natalie Geisenberger will aim to strengthen their respective leads at the top of the men's and women's leaderboards when the International Luge Federation World Cup campaign continues in Oberhof this weekend.
The German duo will be hoping to make the best use of home advantage at the event, which begins tomorrow and concludes on Sunday (January 14).
The competition is the second of four World Cups taking place over consecutive weekends this month in the build-up to February's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Geisenberger arrives in the German town as the one to beat in the race for the women's title.
The 29-year-old, who will compete for a second successive Olympic singles gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018, has a healthy lead on the overall standings and will take a huge step towards wrapping up the World Cup crown if she can claim a sixth win of the season.
Geisenberger has 710 points, with compatriot Dajana Eitberger second on 518.
An all-German top three is completed by current world champion Tatjana Hüfner, who has 515 points.
Loch, who will defend his Olympic title in Pyeongchang next month, made an uncharacteristic error during last week's World Cup in Königssee.
The 28-year-old looked to be heading for another triumph but a mistake in his second run saw him finish a disappointing 11th.
He will be keen to bounce back in Oberhof as he bids to extend his advantage at the summit of the men's overall standings.
Loch has amassed 571 points and leads Wolfgang Kindl of Austria, the victor in Königssee, by 42.
Semyon Pavlichenko of Russia is third on 436 points.