Moreover, thanks to Preining’s result as well as second place for Norwegian Dennis Olsen, Manthey EMA was already crowned champion in the team category on Saturday, while Porsche has won the manufacturer’s title in the DTM for the first time in its motor racing history.
Thomas Preining, Manthey EMA and Porsche are the 2023 DTM champions. The Porsche customer squad and the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer already secured their titles on Saturday with a one-two finish by Preining and Norway's Dennis Olsen. The first place in the qualifying of Sunday's race was enough for Preining to win the drivers' championship as well. The Austrian came up through the ranks of the Porsche Motorsport programme for young racing drivers: in 2017 he was appointed Porsche Junior and in 2018 he won the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. In 2019, the Austrian was promoted to Porsche Young Professional and this season he worked, among other things, as a test and development driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E works team. He has been a member of the Porsche works driver squad since 2021 and has contested the DTM since 2022.
The detailed press release from Porsche on the DTM finale at Hockenheim will follow shortly after the race.
Full results: www.dtm.com/en/results