The Porsche Preining driver is driving through chaos until his first DTM victory

The Porsche Preining driver is driving through chaos until his first DTM victory


“History of Motorsport and Porsche. I am very proud,” Preining said while still in the cockpit. A man from Linz is driving the KÜS Bernhard Team in his first year at DTM. Preining started the race from second place to the grid, in which there were three phases of a security vehicle. Norwegian colleague Dennis Olsen finished second, followed by former champion Rene Rast. Philipp Eng took fifth place, Clemens Schmid took fifth place.

“The car was very strong. We were very good at the brakes. That gave us the victory because we always managed to pass Audis all the time to restart. Fortunately the race ended at some point because it was exciting and started again,” Preining explained in an interview on ProSieben, adding: “It was a long and difficult road. Now we have come here.”

Auer left without charge, having previously suffered from health problems. After graduation, Tyrolean developed a problem with the sacroiliac ligament in his pelvis, which extended to his neck. The neck muscles are “tightened” causing pain. After treatment, Auer was fit enough for the race.

In the overall standings, Auer (60 points) is still the best Austrian in fifth place. 20 points separate him from leader Van der Linde. Preining (41 points) is now eighth ahead of the second race at Norisring on Sunday.

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