In a remarkable feat of skill and speed, Thomas Preining, the dynamic DTM champion, has been named Austria's Motorsport Athlete of the Year. This prestigious title, bestowed by the Austrian Motorsport Federation (AMF), marks a significant milestone in Preining's burgeoning career. The 25-year-old talent, who hails from Linz, has recently made waves in the motorsport world by clinching the DTM championship, a first for an Austrian driver.
Preining's journey to becoming Austria's Motorsport Athlete of the Year was fuelled by his exceptional performances in the DTM series. Notably, his drive in the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 R proved to be a game-changer, paving his way to the top of the podium. His remarkable season was highlighted by three major victories, including two at the season finale in Hockenheim, which were instrumental in securing his maiden DTM title.
The Austrian Motorsport Federation, under the leadership of President Harald Hertz, lauded Preining's achievements. Hertz expressed pride in the global success of Austrian motorsport athletes, citing these awards as a testament to their extraordinary skills and dedication. Thomas Preining's ascent to being Austria's Motorsport Athlete of the Year is not just a personal triumph but a moment of national pride.
For enthusiasts eager to witness the charm of Preining's championship-winning vehicle, the "Grello", there's an exciting opportunity at the upcoming Essen Motor Show. Scheduled from the 2nd to the 10th of December, the show will feature the "Grello" alongside three other spectacular DTM race cars. These vehicles will be showcased at the ADAC stand in Hall 3 at Messe Essen, offering fans an up-close experience with the machines that powered Thomas Preining to become Austria's Motorsport Athlete of the Year.