MARKUS REITERBERGER – his professional career
Markus Reiterberger seems to have been born with this manner. Father Tom used to be a dirt track rider and also his mother Anita loves a good motorcycle-ride. But also the Bavarian town Obing, where Reiterberger lives, is known for some motorcycle racing sport. Besides Reiterberger many more successful riders call Obing their home. Sepp Huber, Tex Geissler and Adi Stadler (all former GP-pilots), Markus Ober (Superbike and GP-rider, godfather of Markus) and the way too early deceased Ralf Waldmann (two times 250cc-vice-worldchampion) belonged to the neighbourhood.
Markus started his racing career with four years of age on a modified scooter. He had to assert himself in the ADAC Mini-Bike-Cup and later on also on international sole in the Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup, amongst fellow competitors such as today‘s MotoGP-pilot Johann Zarco and further internationally successful riders. 2008 he stepped up into the 125cc-class of the International German Motorcycle Championship (so called IDM). 2010 he won the oldest brand cup of the world - the Yamaha-R6-Cup - and then changed, with the support of alpha racing from Stephanskirchen, onto a BMW S1000 RR bike, inside the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. With a third place at the Nürburgring-GP in 2012, Reiterberger celebrated his up to then best result of his season inside this hard-fought class.