Porsche is ahead in all three rankings.
Back in the lead of the DTM drivers' standings - and that at his home race. Things went well for Thomas Preining at the Red Bull Ring. But it was also a successful race weekend for the other Porsche Partner drivers, despite challenging conditions especially on Saturday.
The challenging conditions began on Saturday right on time for the start: with rain. Almost all the teams had therefore opted for rain tires. But only almost all of them. For Dennis Olsen (Manthey EMA/Porsche 911 GT3 R #90), things went less well on Saturday. But on Sunday he and his team were to make up ground.
Because of the rain, race control had scheduled two formation laps behind the safety car. Laurin Heinrich (Team75 Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT3 R #75), who had secured the pole position in qualifying, got off to a good start. However, the pressure from behind that Kelvin van der Linde in his Audi #3 had already built up from the start was taken over by Ayhancan Güven (Team75 Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT3 R #24) in minute four after a duel over several corners. This meant that there were now two Porsches in the lead. By the end of the race, however, a number of places had been swapped - because there were already intense duels throughout the field in the first few minutes of the race.
The slick drivers breathed a sigh of relief in minute ten - the rain had stopped, at least for the moment. While Laurin Heinrich (Team75 Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT3 R #75) was able to gain a 2.8-second lead on the wet track, several drivers were dueling behind him. Thomas Preining (Manthey EMA, Porsche 911 GT3 R #91) and Ayhancan Güven had to give up their positions to René Rast in the BMW #33 and Maro Engel in the Mercedes-AMG #48.
The light rain which started again in minute 16 raised the question again: slicks or rain tires? Four minutes were still to go until the pit stop window was opened. Laurin Heinrich had already gained a three-second lead. Understandably, he didn't come into the pits until minute 36, where there was a lot going on in the meanwhile. And the weather was still challenging. Dennis Olsen's pit team also heard this over the radio.