Factory Porsche driver Preining emerges as DTM champion
Factory Porsche driver Thomas Preining emerged as the champion of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) after a season-long battle with Lamborghini’s Mirko Bortolotti. Preining dominated the final round at Hockenheim, winning both races from pole position to score a perfect haul of 56 points.
The Austrian driver clinched the title when he secured three extra points for pole position in Sunday’s second qualifying session. Although the championship battle was effectively decided at this point, Preining continued to perform exceptionally well throughout the weekend.
Preining Remains Humble
Despite his victory, Preining remains humble and paid tribute to his main rival, Bortolotti. In a post-race interview, Preining acknowledged Bortolotti’s commitment and talent, stating that their battle had pushed him to up his game.
Preining’s Championship win is a testament to his skill and determination. Throughout the season, he consistently showcased his ability to extract maximum performance from his Porsche. This victory cements his place among the motorsport elite.
Perfect Weekend for Preining
The final round at Hockenheim proved to be a perfect weekend for Preining. Not only did he win both races, but he also secured pole position in both qualifying sessions. This dominant performance allowed him to accumulate 56 points, resulting in an insurmountable lead over his rivals.
Preining’s diligent preparation and strong teamwork with his Porsche factory crew undoubtedly played a significant role in his success. Their dedication and meticulous attention to detail enabled him to fine-tune the car’s setup, providing him with a competitive edge throughout the season.
The Future Looks Bright
As Preining celebrates his DTM championship win, he looks towards the future with optimism. His remarkable performance this season is likely to attract attention from other motorsport teams, potentially opening up new opportunities for him to showcase his talents on a bigger stage.
In the coming months, Preining will undoubtedly be focusing on further honing his skills and maintaining his competitive edge. As a factory Porsche driver, he has already proven himself as a formidable force, and it will be exciting to see what he can achieve in the years to come.