Markus Reiterberger will take on his second series in WorldSBK in 2017 and will continue as the youngest rider in the WorldSBK category. Born in Trostberg (Germany) in 1994, Reiterberger won the Yamaha R6-Dunlop Cup in 2010 and then competed in STK1000 and the Superbike IDM championship. He also had a Moto2™ appearance at the Sachsenring circuit in 2012, before winning the Superbike IDM title for the first time in 2013 and the second time in 2015.
That year he also participated in 4 WorldSBK races scoring 6 points and winning a place on the grid of 2016 with Althea BMW Racing. After a promising start with a fourth place in Malaysia and a fifth in Thailand, his progression was interrupted by the serious injury he suffered at Misano, which meant he wasn’t fully fit for three months. In 2017 rejoins Jordi Torres in the Althea team, hoping to have better fortune on the BMW S 1000 RR.