|Date of Birth||10 November 1978|
|Team||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport|
|World RX wins||0|
|World RX podiums||2|
Timo Scheider began his motorsport career in karting, before graduating to single-seaters in Formula Renault. In 1997, he moved up again to Formula 3 level, finishing runner-up in his rookie campaign in the domestic series to future Formula 1 star, Nick Heidfeld.
In 2000, Scheider joined the DTM touring car championship, contesting five seasons in Opel machinery before taking a year out, during which he raced to second overall in the FIA GT Championship for Vitaphone Racing Team – winning the Spa 24 Hours along the way – and was selected to represent his nation in the inaugural A1 Grand Prix campaign, reaching the rostrum in the final race.
In 2006, he returned to the DTM, registering his first podium finish the following year and claiming back-to-back championships with factory Audi outfit Abt Sportsline in 2008 and 2009 – in so doing, becoming only the second driver in the series ever to successfully defend the title. Scheider continued in the DTM until the end of 2016, winning one more race in his penultimate season.
Showcasing his versatility, the German has also won the Nürburgring 24 Hours, while he finished third in the GT2 class of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 and contested the 2018 World Touring Car Cup in an ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R, achieving a podium finish in Macau.
He debuted in World RX with the same team in 2015. After making sporadic appearances that year and the next, he entered all bar one round of the 2017 campaign for MJP Racing Team Austria, racing to the runner-up spoils in the Barcelona curtain-raiser. Four further outings followed in 2018 – back behind the wheel of Münnich’s SEAT Ibiza – which would be a precursor to his first full season in the series in 2019, progressing through to the final on three occasions en route to ninth in the Drivers’ standings.
Remaining with the team in 2020, Scheider improved a spot to eighth overall, adding another podium to his tally in the opening round at Höljes.