Kevin Siggy took his first DTM Esports title in style with a double win in the finale at Portimao.
Siggy already had one hand on the trophy following the first five rounds of the championship, coming into the double-points final event with a 54-point advantage over defending champion Moritz Lohner. That was immediately stretched to 57 points as the Slovenian driver qualified on pole position, with Lohner only able to manage fifth on the grid.
Despite the early attentions of Leonard Krippner, Siggy got through the first turn with his lead intact, followed by Gianmarco Fiduci. Lohner was able to jump past both Krippner and Alessandro Ottaviani, shortly before they tangled, with Florian Hasse caught up in the aftermath of their accident.
With the points margin as it was, Lohner needed to finish ahead of Siggy to keep his title hopes alive, but the Redline driver wasn’t in a mood to be caught. Dragging Fiduci with him, Siggy pulled away from his title rival to cross the finish line more than eight seconds ahead to claim the title.
The newly crowned champion wasn’t quite finished there, either. Siggy claimed pole position again for the second race – this time alongside Fiduci – with Lohner back in fifth. This time he’d claim a lights-to-flag victory by more than 12 seconds.
The top five drivers in the championship all qualify for a shoot-out to win a real-world drive in the DTM Trophy in 2023. Siggy, Lohner, and Fiduci had already confirmed their berths, with Hasse just getting the points he needed for another. That left a straight fight for the final spot between Ottoviani and Krippner, with the Italian just hanging on to claim it.