Charlie Martin is established to make historical past as the very first transgender racing driver to compete in the Nurburgring 24 hour race. She will be behind the wheel of a BMW M240i and racing with Adrenalin-Motorsport, the team she’s raced all season with in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship.
The Leicestershire-born racing driver has raced in a number of racing series due to the fact 2006, paying time in numerous Hill Climb Championships, System Renault, the Ginetta GT5 Championship and other folks. This weekend, she’s racing in the fiftieth anniversary race of the Nurburgring 24 hour race.
“I am so excited to race in the Nürburgring 24 Hrs,” Martin stated. “This is one of the major stamina races of the yr, on a circuit well known for its complexity and changeable circumstances. This is also a very very pleased instant for me as the very first transgender entrant in this race. Right after these kinds of a ridiculous yr, this could so easily not have transpired and I am so grateful for all the aid I have been given in getting ready me for this instant and the possibility to do a little something that has hardly ever been completed ahead of.”
In addition to having element in the Nurburgring race, Martin also introduced her plans to compete with Praga in the Britcar Championship upcoming yr. She’ll be driving the Praga R1 (blue motor vehicle pictured in the gallery earlier mentioned).
“I am very excited to be invited to be part of the Praga household,” Martin claims. I very first examined both variations of the R1 at MotorsportDays Are living in 2019 and was actually impressed by how the motor vehicle gives the greatest of GT and prototype driving in one package deal – and there is no disregarding how wonderful it looks on keep track of! I have been actually impressed by Praga’s lengthy-time period eyesight for the brand name and I’m excited to make a actual contribution. We know that the motor vehicle is a race-profitable package deal and the very first activity is to deliver robust race effects and established our sights on profitable the championship.”
In addition to racing, Martin is an LGBTQ+ activist. She serves as an ambassador for Racing Pleasure, was named a Stonewall Sports Winner and also serves as a trustee for Mermaids (a charity that aims to assistance gender-diverse little ones and their people). In addition to having element in the Nurburgring 24 hour race, Martin has her eyes on taking part in the 24 Hrs of Le Mans in the future.
You can observe Martin and the rest of the area strike the Green Hell on-line this weekend by using a livestream on YouTube.