Meticulous preparation, competence, cooperation and the right team.
    These are the key factors of success.
    You cannot do everything by yourself.
    It is important to gather the right team!
    I cut my own path, but I never lose track of my goal.
    For me, the essence of my life so far.


Manuel Reuter is undoubtedly a touring car legend. He was born in Mainz/Germany in 1961 and was an active motor sport driver until 2005. He started kart racing in the 1970s and drove his first DTM racing car in 1985. He has been accompanying Opel’s engagement in motor sport since he started as a factory driver in 1992. He competed in over 200 DTM races to become one of Germany’s most successful touring car racers of all time. In 1989 and 1996 he won the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

He also won the 24 Hours race on the Nürburgring in 2003. 1996 was however the highlight of his career winning the Le Mans 24 Hours again following his first victory in 1989, in a TWR car, which had previously been used by his former DTM-team. Additionally, he achieved three first and six podium positions, and won the title in the international ITC championship in an Opel Calibra V6.

After he had retired from motor sport racing in 2005, Manuel positioned himself successfully in several business segments:

  • From 2005 until 2013 he was the testimonial for Opel’s OPC models.
  • With his company DRIVING PERFORMANCE he develops and organises concepts and events for the automotive/motor sport business.
  • Since 2006, he has been expertly commentating all races of the DTM for ARD (German broadcaster). His expertise is highly respected in the scene.
  • Together with his friends Dr. Rainer Müller-Hörner und Markus Reutzel, Manuel Reuter founded the charity ATHLETES CARE, which helps people whose fate and problems are not in the public focus.
  • Recently, Manuel Reuter has committed himself to a new business: Real estate project development.

Manuel Reuter also sets himself new targets with triathlon as an endurance sport. He lives in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer with his wife Michaela and his daughter Theresa.

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