Charlie Martin is a racing driver aiming to make history as the first ever transgender competitor in the 24hrs of Le Mans. She started racing at the age of 23 and seven years later transitioned and subsequently gave up motorsports, unable to see a future for herself in a male dominated industry lacking in diversity.
Charlie Martin represents a paradigm shift in motorsport that has never been seen before. In 2020, she made LGBTQ+ history in the ADAC TOTAL 24 Nuburgring-Rennen, one of the motor racing's toughest endurance races.
As a transgender woman in motorsport, she has captured the imagination of people around the world, her story has been shared on national television, in the national news, and in some of the most prestigious international publications.
Charlie's fearlessness both in and out of the car make her one of the most eye catching and engaging drivers competing in international motor racing today. Thus, she is the perfect fit for brands looking for a strong & charismatic ambassador who can champion their ability to challenge the status quo.
As the first transgender driver at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World's oldest and greatest endurance race, Charlie has broken a world-record in a sport lacking visible diversity, pushing for change even when the odds are stacked against her.
Her tenacity and self belief to overcome the impossible are incredibly inspiring. In 2022, she finished 2nd in the North American Lamborghini Cup, and fourth in class at the World Finals (Portimao).
Charlie's brand of positivity and seizing the day has helped her build a highly engaged following across her social channels totalling over 50,000 loyal followers.
Whether she's trail running up mountains, abseiling down them to free ride through powder on her snowboard or simply sharing thoughts on life, these are all activities that are synonymous with her brand.
Since coming out in 2018, Charlie has been using her platform to improve transgender awareness and acceptance in the world, and is frequently interviewed on national news as a trusted voice for the community on inclusion within sport.
She was named as the first Stonewall Sports Champion by Europe's leading LGBTQ+ charity, and is a patron for Mermaids and an ambassador for Athlete Ally and Racing Pride.
Charlie is an experienced and critically acclaimed public speaker, talking with up front honesty about the challenges she has faced in both her personal life and within motorsport, repeatedly overcoming seemingly insurmountable adversity.
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