Manuel Reuter

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Manuel Reuter (born 6 December 1961, Mainz, Germany) is a German former racing driver best known for his career in Touring Car racing. Reuter is widely considered one of the greatest Touring Car drivers of all time, having won the World Touring Car Masters series in 1990.

WTCM

1988-: Zakspeed

Reuter made his WTCM debut in the inaugural season, driving an Independent Ford Sierra RS500 for Formula One outfit Zakspeed alongside Klaus Ludwig. Reuter took a single win in 1988, taking the flag in the Hockenheimring sprint race.

Ford's relationship with the team ran by Andy Rouse saw their allegiances switch to Zakspeed in 1989, bringing with it the latest spec Sierra RS500 and two new teammates in Roland Ratzenberger and Frank Biela. Reuter thrived in this improved environment and took five wins in 1989 on his way to third overall in the standings.

1990 saw defending champion Ratzenberger exit the team, with Kurt Thiim joining in his place. Reuter dominated at the turn of the new decade - taking an unprecedented ten wins and winning the overall championship at a canter from his rivals from within Zakspeed, Nissan and Audi.

A new car beckoned in 1991 with the Sierra RS500 being replaced by the Sierra Sapphire conforming to the new Super Touring regulations. Unfortunately for Reuter and teammate Biela - the new model was nowhere near as competitive as the previous car - at least in the early stages of the season.

Complete World Touring Car Masters Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1988 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Australia svg.png Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png 7th 147 7th 218
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
BAT
8
BAT
6
FUJ
5
FUJ
9
GLN
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
NOR
5
NOR
7
KYA
Ret
KYA
14
HOC
4
HOC
1
CHA
3
CHA
6
BIR
3
BIR
6
MNZ
Ret
MNZ
21
SPA
Ret
SPA
39
NUR
3
1989 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 3rd 191 3rd 284
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
1
GLN
1
KYA
1
KYA
1
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
Ret
BRN
4
MON
Ret
MON
3
CHA
1
CHA
3
BIR
3
BIR
4
SPA
Ret
SPA
10
NUR
Ret
NUR
Ret
BAT
2
1990 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Nigeria svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 1st 285 1st 383
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
Ret
FUJ
5
GLN
1
GLN
1
LAG
1
LAG
2
BRH
1
BRH
1
PAU
2
PAU
Ret
BRN
Ret
BRN
1
MNZ
28†
MNZ
8
CHA
1
CHA
1
BIR
1
BIR
6
SPA
Ret
SPA
11
NUR
2
NUR
1
BAT
5