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Fans can expect a red-white-red DTM festival

Only a few more days until it's time to clear the ring for the DTM at Spielberg.
Thomas Preining driving at DTM at the Red Bull Ring

Thomas Preining is in with a realistic chance of becoming the first Austrian in the history of the DTM to win the championship. Going into the penultimate race weekend of the 2023 season at the Red Bull Ring, the situation at the top of the table is really tense, not least from the perspective of Preining’s national fanbase. He will be going all out in his home race at Spielberg to knock Mirko Bortolotti off the top spot. Only nine points separate the two main contenders at the moment.

Four questions for Thomas Preining

  1. Your target for the 2023 DTM season? To become champion.
  2. Your go-to activity away from the race track? Taking my dog for a walk.
  3. Your Netflix favourite? Peaky Blinders.
  4. Describe yourself in three words: Determined, brave, fun-loving

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As a racing series, the DTM is not particularly kind on the cars. ‘Swapping paintwork’ only vaguely describes the sort of action you will see at the Red Bull Ring on the weekend of 22nd ‑ 24th September. Lucas Auer, the 2022 DTM runner-up, will be in the thick of it when the contestants are battling for places and points in the tight corners at Spielberg

Four questions for Lucas Auer

  1. Your go-to activity off the track? Go-to?
  2. Your most annoying habit: None to report.
  3. What would you rather your team boss didn’t know about you? The devil knows everything 😉
  4. Describe yourself in three words: Focused, motivated and fun-loving.

A visit to Spielberg is doubly worthwhile: in addition to the two DTM races, the programme features two rounds of the 2023 ADAC GT Masters.


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The third racing ace sporting the Austrian national colours on his car (a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2) is Clemens Schmid. He will be competing for Grasser Racing who are based in nearby Knittelfeld. This year, this local outfit registered the first ever victory in the DTM for an Austrian team with a win at the tradition-steeped Nürburgring.

Four questions for Clemens Schmid

  1. Your favourite track from the current season? The Red Bull Ring.
  2. Your most annoying habit: Impatience.
  3. What would you rather your team boss didn’t know about you? I’m keeping the Red Bull hidden from him.
  4. Describe yourself in three words: Smiley Sonny Boy.
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