Maria Costello

Series: Road Racing

Biography: Maria Costello’s 20-year career in racing boasts many ground-breaking achievements. Having become the first woman to claim a podium at the iconic Isle of Man TT, Costello followed this by setting the fastest lap by a woman around the Mountain Course. Off the bike, Costello has led the way for women in motorcycling having led or been an ambassador for a wide range of initiatives, most recently setting up the ‘Woman on a Motorcycle Group’. Her achievements were recognised in 2009 when she was awarded an MBE.