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.
Record-winner at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife 24-hour race, successful operations team for Porsche Motorsport in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), reputable supplier of performance kits for road cars: the name Manthey stands for top performance on the race track and road.