S1GP SUPERMOTO

Marc-Reiner Schmidt

GER

Born on 25 October 1995 in Friedrichshafen, Germany

2022 FIM S1GP SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPION

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Last season Germany’s Marc-Reiner Schmidt – TM realised an ambition he has held since he first swung his leg over a motorcycle – to be a World champion – and this year he has doubled down on that dream!

He may be a highly skilled Motocross and Supercross rider, but it is in the tyre-shredding, sideways-sliding sport of SuperMoto where he excels and following his first-ever World crown in 2021, this year the twenty-seven-year-old retained his position as the best S1GP rider on the planet.

A multi-time champion with Swiss, Italian and European titles on his CV along with three victories at the prestigious Superbiker Mettet and runner-up finishes in S1GP in 2016 and 2020, Schmidt kicked off the defence of his crown in April at the GP of Piemonte in Italy.

The overall win was a great start to his campaign, and he backed this up with a fighting fourth-placed finish in May at round two – the GP of Catalunya – in Spain.

For round three the series returned to Italy for the GP of Sardegna in early June and he was back on the box with third overall on the Mediterranean island.

Schmidt’s second overall win of the season came the following month at the GP of Czech Republic at Vysoke Myto which put him firmly on course to retain his crown and after the summer break he brought it home in second at the GP of Lombardia in the north of Italy in late September.

The stage was set for a grandstand finish at the sixth and final round of the year at the GP of France at Carole in mid-October where Schmidt slid home in second to secure the title.

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FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Champion: 2021, 2022

2021 FIM S1GP SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPION

THE POWERSLIDER! 

This season Germany’s Marc-Reiner Schmidt (TM) realised an ambition he has held since he first swung his leg over a motorcycle – to be a World Champion. 

While he is a talented motocross and supercross rider, it is in the tyre-shredding, sideways-sliding sport of supermoto where he excels and after years of hard work and total dedication Schmidt finally established himself as the foremost S1GP pilot on the planet. 

A multi-time champion with Swiss, Italian and European titles on his CV along with three victories at the prestigious Superbiker Mettet, the twenty-six-year-old has come so close to lifting the S1GP crown a number of times – most notably in 2016 and 2020 when he finished second in the series. 

This time around, however, he was not about to settle for second best. 

After taking maximum points from the series opener – the GP of Abruzzo in Italy at the end of June – he immediately established a clear advantage and a month later in the Czech Republic he defended his lead with a strong second-placed finish. 

A podium at the GP of Spain at Forcarei towards the end of August followed before he claimed another maximum points haul at the GP of Sestriere at the start of September to give himself a seventeen-point lead heading into the final round – the GP of Lombardia – in mid-October. 

With no need to push his tyres to the limit, Schmidt simply ensured he stayed upright – and on the podium – in all three races to become the FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Champion.