Born on 25 October 1995 in Friedrichshafen, Germany
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.
FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Champion - 2021