Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT Maria Costello to Pilot Triumph 675R at 2013 Isle of Man TT

Maria Costello to Pilot Triumph 675R at 2013 Isle of Man TT

Isle of Man TT competitor Maria Costello and her Triumph 675R
Isle of Man TT competitor Maria Costello and her Triumph 675R

2013 Isle of Man TT

Throughout the last decade, Maria Costello made history at the Isle of Man. In 2004, she achieved a Guinness World Record by becoming the fastest women to lap the 37.73-mile Mountain Course with an average speed of 113.73mph. During that year, she also finished eighth in the Senior Race of the Manx Grand Prix out of 80 competitors.

Though the fastest lap record was taken by Jenny Tinmouth in the 2009 TT (116.8 mph average speed), Costello gained another record by becoming the first woman (solo races) to make it to the podium at the Isle of Man (Manx Grand Prix lightweight, RLR Motorsports Honda RVF400, 2005).

With such a record, Costello is expected to be a top female competitor again in 2013 Isle of Man TT fueled by Monster Energy.

And for 2013, the Northampton-based rider will pilot a new Triumph 675R prepped by Bob Wylie Racing. She will also compete on a Bob Wylie Racing Honda NSF250 Moto3 bike in the 2013 TT.

To prep for the IOMTT, Costello will pilot the Triumph 675R and Moto3 bike in the Cookstown 100, along with her own Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin and the Bob Jackson Racing Suzuki T20.

She is also scheduled to compete at the Ulster Grand Prix as well as selected Irish short circuit and road races.

Maria Costello says: “I’m so pleased and fortunate to be riding Bob Wylie’s bikes again this year. The 675R has the potential to be a brilliant race bike and I get to race the Moto3 bike again. Great bikes and a fantastic opportunity. I’m very excited about this season, what with these and the other rides I have planned.

“My season has been given a real boost by this opportunity and I can’t thank Bob Wylie enough. I will savour every moment competing on these fantastic bikes and aim for yet more success on both of them.”

Bob Wylie says: “I am delighted to have Maria riding for me again this season. The 675R is set to be a very capable race bike and the Moto3 bike has recently had the HRC race kit fitted, which should provide a substantial horsepower increase.

“Maria went very well on it last season and I’m sure this season she will be even more successful on both machines.”

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