The name Philipp Öttl is no stranger to the world of motorcycling. Born in Bad Reichenhall in 1996, this young racer is the son of former motorcycle racer Peter Öttl, who was active in the motorcycle world championship in the 1980s and 1990s. It seems that Philipp Öttl inherited his talent and passion for racing directly from his father.

The beginnings in the world of motorsport

Philipp Öttl showed his talent on the race track at a young age. In 2005, he began his racing career in the Supermoto Cup up to 50 cm³ and achieved the impressive title of runner-up with five victories. The following year, he continued to improve in the class up to 65 cm³ and again took five victories. In 2007 and 2008 Öttl rode in the Junior Supermoto Championship in Austria, where he won the championship title in 2008 with seven victories. During this time, he also took part in several guest races in the ADAC Minibike Cup, where he took four victories and two second places. In 2009, he contested the entire season in the ADAC Junior Cup and finished runner-up with two wins and three podium finishes. These early successes laid the foundation for his promising career.

On the way to the International German Motorcycle Championship

In 2010, Öttl competed for the HP-Moto team in the International German Motorcycle Championship and finished fourth overall. He was able to achieve this result again the following year. At the same time, he rode in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he finished 18th overall in 2010 and fourth in 2011. In 2011, he caused a stir with a win and a second place in the first two races in Jerez, but a broken collarbone during a test at the Lausitzring put him out of action temporarily. Nevertheless, he made an impressive return in the middle of the season with a victory at the Sachsenring.


Philipp Öttl on his bike

The breakthrough in the Spanish championship

In 2012, Öttl ventured into the Spanish Motorcycle Road Championship and achieved fourth place overall after a sensational victory in Jerez. At the same time, he continued his participation in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he celebrated another victory in Silverstone and again finished fourth overall. These successes led to him competing for Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing in the Moto3 class of the motorcycle world championship at the Valencia Grand Prix in the same year. There he immediately finished eleventh and collected five world championship points, which earned him 31st place in the overall standings.

The path to the motorcycle world championship

In 2013 and 2014, Öttl continued with the Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing team, where he competed for the entire season in the Moto3 class of the Motorcycle World Championship. From 2015, he switched to Schedl GP Racing. In his first season with this new team, he achieved his first podium finish with an impressive third place at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Der Weg in die Motorrad-Weltmeisterschaft

Die Jahre 2013 und 2014 führten Öttl weiterhin zum Team Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing, wo er jeweils die gesamte Saison in der Moto3-Klasse der Motorrad-Weltmeisterschaft bestritt. Ab 2015 wechselte er zu Schedl GP Racing. In seiner ersten Saison mit diesem neuen Team erreichte er seinen ersten Podestplatz mit einem beeindruckenden dritten Platz beim Großen Preis von Indianapolis.

Grand Prix victory and the challenges

In 2018, Philipp Öttl achieved his first Grand Prix victory at the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito de Jerez. Despite this remarkable success, the season turned out to be his most difficult yet for the Schedl GP Racing Team, and he finished in 16th place with 58 points.

Switch to the Moto2 class

In 2019, Öttl took the plunge into the Moto2 class of the World Championship and rode for the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team. Unfortunately, this season turned out to be a disappointment, as he was unable to score any points throughout the season.

Successes in the Supersport World Championship

In 2020, Philipp Öttl made another switch and rode for Puccetti Racing in the Supersport World Championship on a Kawasaki. In his first season in this new category, he achieved an impressive four podium finishes and secured third place in the world championship.

Continuity and success in the Supersport World Championship

The contract was extended, meaning that Öttl also competed for Puccetti Racing in the Supersport World Championship in 2021. He finished the season in fifth place, continuing his successful run.

The new challenge in the Superbike World Championship

For the 2022 season, Philipp Öttl took the next step in his career and moved up to the Superbike World Championship. He signed a contract with the Italian team GoEleven and rode a Ducati Panigale V4 R. He will continue to ride for the GoEleven team in the Superbike World Championship in the 2023 season.

With an impressive career spanning from his beginnings in the Supermoto Cup to the Superbike World Championship, Philipp Öttl has shown relentless dedication, ambitious pursuit of success and impressive development as a German motorcycle racer. His steady rise and successes make him a significant figure in motorcycle racing, and the future promises many more exciting races and victories for this talented athlete.


Race history of Philipp Öttl

Year Competition  
2017 FIM World Championship Moto3
Total 10.
2018 FIM World Championship Moto3
Total 16.
2019 FIM World Championship Moto2
2020 FIM Supersport World Championship
Total 3.
2021 FIM Supersport World Championship Total 5.
2022 FIM Superbike World Championship Total 13.
2023 FIM Superbike World Championship 
Total 15.