Female duo aim to make history at this year’s Isle of Man TT

11th March 2019

‘Queen of Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE, has announced her plans to be the first woman to race both sidecar and motorcycle at the same Isle of Man TT meeting. Fittingly, the British motorcycle racer, who is supported by Sports Insure, received the news on International Women’s Day that she will race the sidecar at 2019’s public roads racing event with passenger, Julie Canipa, forming an all-female team.

No stranger to the Isle of Man TT, Maria was the first solo female racer in the event’s motorcycle race history to stand on the podium when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category of the Manx Grand Prix in 2005. While Julie is currently the fastest female passenger around the infamous Oliver’s Mount circuit.

The pair will team up to tackle the sidecar class of the TT for the first time in June this year. We can’t wait to support them from the sidelines!

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