Britain's Corie Mapp clinched victory in Innsbruck today ©bajanjoe

Britain's Corie Mapp won his second race in a row on the Para Bobsleigh World Cup circuit to take over the overall lead in Innsbruck.

Mapp's victory in the Austrian city means he has leapfrogged Canada's defending overall champion Lonnie Bissonnette at the top of the leaderboard.

It also bodes well for the Briton as tomorrow's second World Cup leg at the Olympic Sliding Centre will double as the European Championships.

Mapp was timed at 1min 57.57sec today as he won the seated competition.

Silver went to Latvia's Alvils Brants who timed in at 1:57.65 as Christopher Stewart of Switzerland stopped the watches at 1:57.80 for bronze.

Bissonnette missed the podium, finishing fourth in 1:58.14.

Tomorrow's Para-bobsleigh action will double as the European Championships ©IBSF
Tomorrow's Para-bobsleigh action will double as the European Championships ©IBSF

Mapp also won the last World Cup outing in Lake Placid in the United States and now has 522 points at the top of the standings.

This is just eight more than Bissonnette with 120 points available for a race victory.

Stewart sits third on 504.

Bobsleigh was provisionally accepted for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic programme in September 2016.

An application for skeleton to be included was not successful though, due to the sport not fulfilling a number of the criteria needed.

No Para-skeleton World Cup is being held this season.