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The Racer

Name: Timo Scheider
Date of birth: 10th November 1978
Place of birth: Lahnstein near Koblenz / Germany
Residence: Lochau near Bregenz / Austria
Family status: engaged to Jessica Hinterseer
children Loris and Julien
Graduation: Vocational school for economy and administration
Languages: German, English, Austrian
Hobbies: Family, cooking, always on the go with Supermoto, karting, snowboarding, mental training…
Größe: 1,78 m
Gewicht: 73 kg
Motorsport since: 1989


Timo Scheider is DTM Champion and ADAC motor sportsman of the year 2008. As the 2017 season gets underway, Timo has embarked on a completely new set of challenges. As well as contesting the FIA World Rallycross Championship as a member of the MJP Racing Team Austria squad, he will be driving a BMW M6 GT3 in the legendary 24-hour race at the Nürburgring – the first time in his career that he has competed in BMW livery.

Since 1997 professional race driver

Scheider already had his first victory in 1992 at the karting winter cup in Kerpen at the age of 14.
From 1997 to 2005 signed by Willi Weber Management he was successful in Formula 3, in the FIA GT Championship and at the 24h Spa-Francorchamps and 24h Nürburgring.
Since 2006 Audi works driver, one year with the Team Rosberg.

2007 start of the season – Shooting star Timo Scheider drove the Audi A4 DTM of the new generation by Audi Sport with the Team Abt Sportsline.

2007 finale of the saeson – in front of 152.000 spectators Timo Scheider finishes 2nd and achieves his first podium in the DTM, he finishes 7th in the Championship.

DTM Champion 2008 – Timo Scheider did it! After his two victories in Oschersleben and Brands Hatch he also won the season finale in Hockenheim in front of 165.000 spectators. A worthy DTM Champion.

DTM Champion 2009 – Timo Scheider did it again! After a heartbeat final in Hockenheim Timo Scheider scored the title double.

DTM 2010 – After a difficult season due to new tyre regulations Timo Scheider became 4th in the championship.

DTM 2011 – With 36 points Timo Scheider becomes fourth in the last season where DTM starts with just two manufacturers.

DTM 2012-2014 – With 3 manufactures DTM provides high-class racing on highest levels. Without the necessary luck, Timo Scheider can´t yet follow his former huge successes.

DTM 2015 – Timo Scheider secures P18 overall in the DTM standings at the end of the year. He wins a race during the season finale at the Hockenheimring.

DTM 2016 – Emotional farewell after 17 years: Timo Scheider finishes his last season in the DTM ranked 22nd overall.