Michelle Gatting is a young, Danish, 25-year-old girl with a huge natural talent for motorsports. Søren Høiberg, founder of CST, has followed the young Danish talent on the racing tracks, ever since she was just a little girl, who raced go-karts. Michelle actually used to race against Kevin Magnussen, the now famous Formula 1 driver, in her early days at the go-karts tracks – and have beaten him once or twice.
This weekend she will debut at the world-famous 24h Le Mans race in France, and CST will of course follow the event closely beside the pit-crew and cheer Michelle on from the sideline.
Last week Michelle came by our office in Herlev, Denmark, to say hello and tell us a bit about the upcoming Le Mans race as well as the challenges of being a young female racecar driver in a vastly male dominated sport. She and two other female drivers will be racing for team Kessel Racing (Number 83) – they are the only entirely female team at Le Mans, which is one of the reasons they get a lot of extra attention this year.