Charlie Martin is first transgender racer competing in Nurburgring 24 Hours

Rodolfo Schellin

Charlie Martin is set to make historical past as the to start with transgender racing driver to compete in the Nurburgring 24 hour race. She will be at the rear of the wheel of a BMW M240i and racing with Adrenalin-Motorsport, the workforce she’s raced all year with in the Nurburgring Stamina Championship.

The Leicestershire-born racing driver has raced in a range of racing collection because 2006, shelling out time in many Hill Climb Championships, Method Renault, the Ginetta GT5 Championship and many others. 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 Several hours,” Martin stated. “This is one particular of the major stamina races of the yr, on a circuit famed for its complexity and changeable situations. This is also a quite very pleased minute for me as the to start with transgender entrant in this race. Just after this sort of a nuts yr, this could so easily not have happened and I am so thankful for all the guidance I have gained in getting ready me for this minute and the option to do one thing that has never been completed just before.”

In addition to taking section in the Nurburgring race, Martin also declared her strategies to compete with Praga in the Britcar Championship upcoming yr. She’ll be driving the Praga R1 (blue car pictured in the gallery above).

“I am quite excited to be invited to be part of the Praga relatives,” Martin says. I to start with tested both of those versions of the R1 at MotorsportDays Are living in 2019 and was actually impressed by how the car provides the very best of GT and prototype driving in one particular deal – and there’s no disregarding how superb it appears on monitor! I have been actually impressed by Praga’s extensive-phrase vision for the manufacturer and I’m excited to make a actual contribution. We know that the car is a race-profitable deal and the to start with endeavor is to deliver powerful race outcomes and set 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 aid gender-diverse kids and their households). In addition to taking section in the Nurburgring 24 hour race, Martin has her eyes on collaborating in the 24 Several hours of Le Mans in the long run.

You can enjoy Martin and the rest of the field strike the Inexperienced Hell on the web this weekend through a livestream on YouTube.

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