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costello appointed rider ambassador for IAM

Pioneering motorcycle and sidecar racer Maria Costello MBE has been appointed as a rider ambassador by Britain’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

‘Queen of Bikes’ Costello, 43, has made more than 40 starts at the Isle of Man TT and became world famous as the first women to claim a podium on the island – with third place in the Ultra Lightweight category of the 2005 Manx Grand Prix.

Her career spans two decades, with 2016 proving the most successful. She scored the female lap record at the Vauxhall International North West 200 plus a podium alongside 23 times TT winner John McGuinness in the Isle of Man Senior Classic TT.

For five years Costello held a Guinness World Record at the Isle of Man TT when she lapped the Snaefell mountain course at an average speed of 114.73 mph in 2004 – becoming the fastest women to have done so.

Costello will be promoting the work of IAM RoadSmart in the field of motorcycle safety in her public appearances around the country, as well as talk about current developments on rider safety and advanced riding through her well-read social media channels.

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