Markus Reiterberger (born 9th March 1994, Trostberg, Germany) started racing at the age of four years old on a converted scooter. Markus’ racing started getting serious as he entered in the ADAC Mini-Bike Cup and Red Bull Rookies Cup. During his time racing in Red Bull Rookies Cup he would battle it out with likes of MotoGP ace Johann Zarco and other internationally successful racers. In 2008 Markus made his entry into the IDM Championship on a 125 cc and in 2010 he lifted the Yamaha R6 Cup as Champion. Markus later went on to claim the 2013, 2015, 2017 IDM SBK championship.
After Markus achieved everything in the IDM he made the step up to the Superbike World Championship together with Werner Daemen and BMW Motorrad, he was facing his next big challenge. During the 2016 season Markus unfortunately had a huge crash in Misano causing a compression fracture of two thoracic vertebrae. Fortunately, the injury healed without consequential damage and Markus could return to the home race at the Lausitzring after a three-month rehabilitation break on the racetrack.
In 2017 Markus made the decision to return to the IDM championship still riding his BMW S 1000 RR. During the season he went on to secure all pole positions in the IDM and won a superior 13 of the 14 Superbike races resulting in his taking his 3rd IDM championship.
2018 and Markus together with a newly structured team alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW, under the direction of Werner Daemen, started in the Superstock 1000 European Championship. Markus Reiterberger got the chance to prove his performance on an international level. Over the season, 33 riders participated in the Superstock 1000 European Championship. Reiterberger finished the season with 156 points and 14 points ahead of runner-up Roberto Tamburini (BMW). The 24-year-old Bayer was on the podium six times in eight races taking four wins and five pole positions resulting in him being the FIM Superstock 1000 European Champion. During the eight race events, Markus Reiterberger set twelve new records with his BMW S1000 RR.
Markus Reiterberger returns to the FIM Superbike World Championship with the new BMW S1000 RR under the team of Shaun Muir (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team), “Reiti” starts again in the highest class of production motorcycle racing alongside his new team-mate Tom Sykes (GBR), the former Superbike World Champion of 2013.