Born in Bad Reichenhall in Germany in 1996, the 24-year-old is the son of former World Championship rider 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. 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 switching to the WorldSSP paddock. He finished third overall in his debut season with numerous podiums but wasn’t able to take victory. Now the number one rider within the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team, Oettl will hope to become the first German to win on a Kawasaki in the class and go in pursuit of taking his first World Championship title.