Maria Costello signs for Ice Valley Racing BMW

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Maria Costello has signed for Ice Valley Racing BMW, the team that took Peter Hickman to his fastest ever TT newcomer award, as the Northamptonshire racer targets her ‘best ever’ season on the roads for 2015.

Costello will ride for Manchester-based team boss and rider Paul Shoesmith, as she targets her personal goals at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, and Ulster Grand Prix.

“This year I’m in the best shape ever, I’ve got the latest BMW, new crew chief from CMB Motorsport and a great team ready to support my assault on the roads. I must be one of the luckiest women on this planet. Last year I was injured, so I’ve got unfinished business at the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT. I really can’t wait to test the BMW next week.”

Lee Nicholls, Marketing & PR Manager for BMW Motorrad UK, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that Maria Costello will be riding a BMW S 1000 RR for the road racing season in 2015. We are committed to attracting more dynamic female riders to the brand and Maria is the perfect ambassador and inspiration for women in motorsports and motorcycling. She will inspire new riders and introduce them to BMW Motorrad, and in turn the BMW S 1000 RR will be a fantastic package for her to challenge at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.  We wish her the very best of luck in the coming season.”

Maria will be joining Wollaston BMW at their new season launch, in Northampton, on the 6th February, 7-10pm, and all are welcome.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer