Philipp Öettl arrives in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock to compete in the World Supersport category, forming a partnership with former class champion Lucas Mahias at Kawasaki Puccetti Racing.
Born in Bad Reichenhall (Germany) in 1996, the 23-year-old is the son of former World Cup competitor Peter Oettl. After getting involved in the Red Bull Rookies Cup tournament - in which he won several races between 2010 and 2012 - he made his debut in the Moto3™ World Championship in the last race of 2012. That year he also participated in the Spanish Championship, in the Moto3 category, occupying fourth place in the general classification and achieving a victory at Jerez. The following season he became a regular Moto3™ rider and competed there until 2018, the season in which he won a race at Jerez.
In 2019 he made the leap to Moto2™ before accepting at the end of the campaign a new challenge within the WorldSBK paddock, where he will have as a reference the achievements of Sandro Cortese in 2018, when his compatriot took the leap from Moto2™ to end up becoming WorldSSP Champion.