MB Partners are delighted to welcome pioneering racing driver, Charlie Martin, to its managed stable of elite drivers.
As one of the only transgender racing drivers in the world, Charlie’s story, drive and passion is leading the charge for better understanding and inclusivity for members of the LGBTQ+ community in motorsport - alongside raising awareness of issues faced by members.
Coming from a non-motorsport background, Charlie found her way in motorsport by racing a Peugeot 205 in various hillclimb events across the UK. Hard work and determination enabled her to progress into single seaters & prototypes which she has raced throughout Europe.
In recent years, Charlie has become a regular contender in GT and endurance racing - taking part in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Total 24 Hours of Nurburgring and the NLS Series at the wheel of a BMW M240i.
For 2021, Charlie continues her hunt for success as she joins Praga and VR Motorsport to race in the Britcar Endurance Championship, at the wheel of the Praga R1T Evo.
With firm eyes on the future, Charlie’s ultimate goal is to make history and become the first transgender racing driver to compete at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“I’m really excited to join the team at MB Partners,” Charlie said. “I’m really looking forward to the new opportunities that lie ahead of us as I continue with my goals and aims to further highlight the LGBTQ+ cause in and around motorsport. It was clear from our very first conversation that we share the same values so I can’t wait to begin this new journey in my career.”
Mark Blundell, CEO of MB Partners, added:
“I’m thrilled to welcome Charlie to our driver portfolio here at MB Partners. Her ability on track and dedication off it are commendable in championing a really important cause and we very much look forward to supporting Charlie through this next chapter.”