Manuel Reuter

Born:
6th December 1961 (Age 56)
Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate
Nationality:
German
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Twice the winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1996 DTM champion, Manuel Reuter remains something of an unknown despite that success.

German Formula Ford 2000 Champion in 1984, he raced in Formula 3 during the mid-1980s and finished fourth in the 1985 German F3 Championship with Bertram Schäfer’s Ralt RT3-Volkswagen.

DTM Touring Cars

He also raced in German touring cars from 1986 and Reuter scored his first DTM victory at the Nürburgring that year. He gave up on single-seaters in 1987 and that decision coincided with his best season to date – his ABR Motorsport Ford XR4Ti finishing as a close runner-up to Eric van de Poele in DTM.

Sports car success

He was a regular with Brun Motorsport in the 1988 World Sportscar Championship when his Porsche 962 finished fourth at Járama and Spa-Francorchamps. That success led to a one-off drive for Sauber-Mercedes in the 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours and Reuter combined with Jochen Mass and Stanley Dickens to lead a 1-2 victory for the team. He raced Porsches in the World Sportscar Championship for the next four seasons and won the 1992 Interserie title for the Kremer brothers.

DTM Champion and second Le Mans success

Reuter returned to the DTM in 1994 and it proved to be his season two years later. His works Joest Opel Calibra V6 won three times as Reuter captured both the expanded International Touring Car Championship and DTM title. He capped an outstanding season by winning at Le Mans for a second time when sharing the team’s TWR/Porsche WSC95 with Alexander Wurz and Davy Jones.

Reuter continued to race for Opel in the DTM until the end of 2005 and he finished as runner-up behind Bernd Schneider in 2000.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2005 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team OPC
11 0 0 0
0% win rate
17th 4
2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Holzer
10 0 1 0
0% win rate
12th 9
2003 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Holzer
10 0 0 0
0% win rate
10th 5
2002 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Phoenix
10 0 0 0
0% win rate
10th 7
2001 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Phoenix
9 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
9th 35
2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Phoenix
16 (2) 4 9 4
25% win rate
2nd 162
1996 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 1st -
1996 International Touring Car Series
Joest Racing
Zakspeed
25 (1) 1 9 3
12% win rate
1st 218
1995 International Touring Car Series
Joest Racing
10 0 1 0
0% win rate
5th 50
1995 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Joest Racing
14 1 1 0
0% win rate
12th 39
1994 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Joest Racing
24 0 2 1
5% win rate
8th 89
1993 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Joest Racing
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1993 IMSA Camel GT Championship
Joest Racing
1 1 1 1 0
1992 Interserie 1st -
1992 World Sportscar Championship
Porsche Kremer Racing
1 0 0 0 0
1991 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Schubel Engineering
2 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1991 World Sportscar Championship
Porsche Kremer Racing
8 0 2 0 9th 43
1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship
Richard Lloyd Racing
8 (1) 0 1 0 26th 3
1989 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
MS Racing
21 0 1 0
0% win rate
6th 214
1989 World Sports-Prototype Championship
Porsche Kremer Racing
1 0 0 0 49th 2
1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship
Brun Motorsport
Porsche Kremer Racing
7 0 0 0 18th 58
1988 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Ringshausen ABR Motorsport
15 0 0 0
0% win rate
20th 67
1987 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Ringshausen ABR Motorsport
10 3 4 2
20% win rate
2nd 124
1987 World Touring Car Championship 1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship 2 (1) 0 0 0 0
1986 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Ringshausen ABR Motorsport
8 0 1 1
13% win rate
9th 69
1985 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 4 0 1 0
0% win rate
22nd 16
1985 World Endurance Championship 1 0 0 0 0
1985 European F3 Cup
Bertram Schafer Racing
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0