Thomas Preining has been a permanent member of the Porsche driver team since 2017. The Austrian can look back on numerous successes in his still young sporting career: after kart racing, he entered the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, before switching as a Porsche Junior to the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in 2017.
There he drew attention to himself in his very first year with a second-place finish in the rookie classification. In the 2018 season, the youngster drove to a commanding championship success with ten wins during the season. Preining also impressed in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup: together with champion Michael Ammermüller, he helped the Lechner Racing team achieve the teams' championship title and placed third in the driver classification. In 2019, Preining has driven as a Porsche Young Professional for the Porsche customer team Gulf Racing in the FIA WEC (GTE-Am class) and took part in ADAC GT Masters for Herbert Motorsport. He finished fourth in each of the 6 Hours of Fuji, the 1000 Miles of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, together with his fellow drivers. After joining the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team as a test and development driver, he is now entering new territory in Formula E.
The grand season finale of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship gets underway on Wednesday, with the first of six races in Berlin. In the third and final episode of the ‘Challenge Berlin’ series, Helmut Fink, Jani and Lotterer’s trainer, gives insights into the two Porsche works drivers’ sporting and mental preparations.
Porsche and Michelin have been collaborating closely in motorsport for over 20 years. The partners are now extending their cooperation to include Esports racing and are thus additionally boosting the appeal of virtual racing.
Title defender Joshua Rogers cast off his unlucky streak at the gripping fifth round of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup to score his first win of the season on the digital Road Atlanta racetrack
Round four of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season in Silverstone, saw Larry ten Voorde claim victory with Porsche Junior, Jaxon Evans, coming home in third.