25/11/2020

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Charlie Martin is first transgender racer competing in Nurburgring 24 Hours

Charlie Martin is set to make heritage as the first transgender racing driver to contend...

Charlie Martin is set to make heritage as the first transgender racing driver to contend in the Nurburgring 24 hour race. She will be driving the wheel of a BMW M240i and racing with Adrenalin-Motorsport, the team she’s raced all year with in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship.

The Leicestershire-born racing driver has raced in a amount of racing series since 2006, paying time in different Hill Climb Championships, Method Renault, the Ginetta GT5 Championship and other people. This weekend, she’s racing in the fiftieth anniversary race of the Nurburgring 24 hour race.

“I am so enthusiastic to race in the Nürburgring 24 Several hours,” Martin explained. “This is 1 of the biggest stamina races of the 12 months, on a circuit well known for its complexity and changeable situations. This is also a really very pleased moment for me as the first transgender entrant in this race. After this kind of a outrageous 12 months, this could so effortlessly not have happened and I am so thankful for all the assistance I have been given in getting ready me for this moment and the option to do anything that has under no circumstances been accomplished before.”

In addition to getting aspect in the Nurburgring race, Martin also declared her options to contend with Praga in the Britcar Championship subsequent 12 months. She’ll be driving the Praga R1 (blue car pictured in the gallery above).

“I am really enthusiastic to be invited to join the Praga family,” Martin suggests. I first tested each variations of the R1 at MotorsportDays Reside in 2019 and was seriously impressed by how the car provides the most effective of GT and prototype driving in 1 package deal – and there is no disregarding how wonderful it appears to be like on keep track of! I have been seriously impressed by Praga’s extended-time period vision for the model and I’m enthusiastic to make a authentic contribution. We know that the car is a race-profitable package deal and the first task is to produce robust race final results and set our sights on profitable the championship.”

In addition to racing, Martin is an LGBTQ+ activist. She serves as an ambassador for Racing Delight, was named a Stonewall Sports Winner and also serves as a trustee for Mermaids (a charity that aims to help gender-assorted young ones and their family members). In addition to getting aspect in the Nurburgring 24 hour race, Martin has her eyes on collaborating in the 24 Several hours of Le Mans in the future.

You can view Martin and the relaxation of the field hit the Green Hell online this weekend via a livestream on YouTube.

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