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Charlie Martin is first transgender racer competing in Nurburgring 24 Hours

Charlie Martin is set to make record as the to start with transgender racing driver...

Charlie Martin is set to make record as the to start with transgender racing driver to contend in the Nurburgring 24 hour race. She will be guiding the wheel of a BMW M240i and racing with Adrenalin-Motorsport, the crew she’s raced all season with in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship.

The Leicestershire-born racing driver has raced in a number of racing sequence given that 2006, expending time in a variety of Hill Climb Championships, System Renault, the Ginetta GT5 Championship and some others. 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 said. “This is one particular of the most important endurance races of the year, on a circuit well-known for its complexity and changeable conditions. This is also a pretty happy second for me as the to start with transgender entrant in this race. Just after this sort of a nuts year, this could so simply not have happened and I am so grateful for all the aid I have gained in planning me for this second and the option to do anything that has by no means been performed just before.”

In addition to taking section in the Nurburgring race, Martin also announced her plans to contend with Praga in the Britcar Championship upcoming year. She’ll be driving the Praga R1 (blue car or truck pictured in the gallery earlier mentioned).

“I am pretty enthusiastic to be invited to join the Praga relatives,” Martin states. I to start with analyzed both variations of the R1 at MotorsportDays Are living in 2019 and was definitely impressed by how the car or truck gives the finest of GT and prototype driving in one particular package – and there is no disregarding how great it seems on observe! I have been definitely impressed by Praga’s lengthy-term vision for the brand name and I’m enthusiastic to make a genuine contribution. We know that the car or truck is a race-successful package and the to start with endeavor is to provide solid race effects and set our sights on successful the championship.”

In addition to racing, Martin is an LGBTQ+ activist. She serves as an ambassador for Racing Delight, was named a Stonewall Sports Champion and also serves as a trustee for Mermaids (a charity that aims to help gender-diverse youngsters and their households). In addition to taking section in the Nurburgring 24 hour race, Martin has her eyes on participating in the 24 Several hours of Le Mans in the future.

You can check out Martin and the relaxation of the industry strike the Green Hell on the web this weekend via a livestream on YouTube.

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