Sussex star Brad Hall led Team GB to a disappointing 18th place at the end of Heat Two of the Four-Man Bobsleigh in South Korea
They lie 3.39 seconds behind Germany’s Francisco Friedrich, having recorded an aggregate time of 1.38.93 seconds.
Hall finished Heat One in 16th place with a time of 49.25s behind Friedrich, who took the early lead.
The former Crawley AC decathlete will be trying to make up ground in Heats Three and Four at the Olympic Sliding Centre in PyeongChang on Sunday, starting at 12.30am British time.
There will be continuous coverage from South Korea throughout tomorrow night on BBC1 and BBC2, and the event is being shown live on Eurosport.