Catie Munnings is a Red Bull athlete, Harley Davidson Ambassador and motoring prodigy. In her first year in the sport Catie won the FIA Ladies European Rally Championship making her the first Briton to win a European Rally title in over 49 years – all whilst sitting her A Level exams.
Catie’s interest in motorsport began at an early age. She spent her childhood in her father’s workshop and as a passenger in his rally car. Aged 14, Catie began competing in autotesting, a motorsport that develops car control and efficient manoeuvring. By 17, she was invited to test a factory rally car in the French Alps among the best drivers, cars, and teams in Europe. The teams were so impressed they offered Catie a drive for the following season. Catie had four months to train and find sponsorship, while revising for her A-levels – and she loved it.
One year on, following her success in the ERC, Catie has ambassador roles for: UN Tolerance Day, The London Motorshow, Sean Edwards Foundation, Woman Of the Future, IAM Roadsmart, as well as being shortlisted for The Sunday Times’ Young Sportswomen of the Year awards.
Competing in a male dominated sport, Catie now works closely with organisations to even out gender ratios in workplaces, and encourage the next generation to challenge gender stereotypes. Her passion for life and doing what you love is contagious. Having proven how much you can achieve in a year if you put your mind to it, she wants to inspire others to do the same.
Catie now competes in the Junior World Rally Championship and also presented the new twenty part series of Catie's Amazing Machines on Cbeebies, showcasing and test-driving her favourite machines to a pre-school audience.