An international alliance will allow AJ Rosen to compete on level terms at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The New York-born Briton, who has an English mother, trains with the Canadian luge team and they are helping him by making his new sled.

"My sliding was pretty good last year, there was just the major drawback of the sled," Rosen told Press Association Sport.

"It's like racing against Ferraris if you're in a Ford Ka. It doesn't work too well.

"I definitely see a lot of room for improvement this year."

Rosen, who needs a top-20 World Cup finish to secure his Olympic selection, has enjoyed unusual support from Canada, who were criticised before the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver for protecting home advantage by limiting training opportunities.

"They were always very good to me because of our partnership together," he added.

"I was the only lucky person out of all the other teams and countries that was able to get a little bit extra.

"Not so much extra, but anything extra was a good win in the battle for extra sliding time."

The criticism reached its height when Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed on the notoriously fast Whistler track.

Rosen believes the best tribute to the Georgian is to continue while respecting his memory.

The Briton, who has no safety concerns over the Sochi track, said: "For many Olympics to come people will still be talking about that. If we can honour him and move on and luge to the best of my ability.

"I'm not worried about my safety on that track. It's very forgiving.

"To go fast you have to be very precise, but to make it down the track it's not very difficult."

Rosen has spent two weeks - 25 runs - in Sochi and will have one more week of training prior to the Games.

The limited ice time necessitates finding a similar track to hone the skills required, but the challenge with Sochi is finding similar ice conditions.

Rosen said: "Whenever you think of ice, you always think of just ice. But there's so many different variables with temperature and humidity.

"It gets very warm (in Sochi), so the ice becomes very soft and so we have to play around a lot with our set-up on the sleds.

"With skeleton and bobsleigh the runners are all standardised, but in luge it's not. You work on the edge, change the angles and the degrees of what is riding on the ice.

"You want to find a balance between having as little as possible grip because it's friction on the ice, with the littlest amount of steering you can get.

"It makes it slower (if it is warmer). In a way it makes it easier, because the ice is very soft and you get more grip into the ice.

"(But) you could possibly do too much because the sled becomes more responsive."

The track has yielded success for Britain in recent Games, but in skeleton, where Alex Coomber, Shelley Rudman and Amy Williams have won medals, the latter a gold in Vancouver.

Rosen added: "It gives you inspiration to see the organisation doing unbelievably well.

"They have amazing results and it's something that hopefully luge can follow."