Charlie’s personal story of triumph over adversity shows just how hard she has worked to fight for her beliefs, she is extremely focused & ambitious, often achieving the impossible purely through her own drive & determination to be one of the fastest women in Europe. Starting in a Peugeot 205, Charlie has driven an impressive variety of race cars, progressing through the ranks of Formula Renault and into a Norma M20FC prototype, which she raced at Le Mans in 2017 (Bugatti circuit), finishing 3rd in her first ever endurance race.
Having known she identified as female from as young as 7 years old, Charlie has overcome a great deal in her life, entering motorsport with no family history or backing, just a diehard determination to reach the top. From humble beginnings hill climbing in the UK, she began transition in 2012 before following her ambition to contest a round of the French hillclimb
The following year she returned single handedly to race in the Championnat de France de la Montagne with a Formula Renault in a self built race truck. The result was 3 years of multiple podiums throughout Europe in the CFM and FIA European Hillclimb Championship, culminating in a switch to the Norma M20 FC which took her to Le Mans for the first time, as well as making her a fluent French speaker.
Returning to the UK in 2018 to begin a full season of circuit racing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, she took the brave step of coming out as transgender within motorsport with the aim of improving LGBT visibility & acceptance within the sport she loves. 3 class podiums quickly followed, helping raise the profile for her campaigning alongside charity Stonewall with initiatives at Silverstone for PRIDE at the British GT Championship in June.
With her sights set squarely on the greatest race in the World, Charlie is now embarking on the ambition of a lifetime and a chance to make history as she begins her journey to Le Mans, her proven track record of unstoppable determination and desire to succeed, has set the stage for one of the most unique & compelling stories in modern motor racing.
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