Racetrack World: Preining Enjoys Porsche Prototype Racer in Bahrain Test
Young racing sensation Thomas Preining had the opportunity to experience Porsche’s prototype racer at the Bahrain International Circuit earlier this month. The German manufacturer selected Preining for the World Endurance Championship (WEC) rookie test after his impressive performance in the DTM campaign with the 911 GT3.
During the test, Preining completed a total of 82 laps on the Sakhir circuit, which also hosted the WEC finale. Despite being new to the prototype category, the 25-year-old showcased his talent by posting a best lap time of 1m50.603s.
The WEC rookie test provides promising drivers with the chance to gain experience in endurance racing and potentially secure a seat in future competitions. Preining’s success in the DTM championship has undoubtedly positioned him as a strong contender for further opportunities in sports car racing.
Porsche’s decision to nominate Preining for the test reflects their confidence in his abilities and highlights the manufacturer’s commitment to nurturing young talent. The opportunity to test their prototype racer is a significant step forward in Preining’s career, opening doors to potential involvement in the highly anticipated LMDh category.
The LMDh (Le Mans Daytona h) category, set to debut in 2023, aims to create a unified platform for top-level sports car racing including renowned events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Preining’s positive experience with the Porsche prototype racer could lay the foundation for his involvement in this exciting new chapter of motorsport.
As Preining continues to impress on the track, his fans eagerly await updates on his racing journey. With his DTM title win and the successful WEC rookie test under his belt, Preining has undoubtedly caught the attention of motorsport enthusiasts worldwide.