Maria Costello has announced her plans for the 2012 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.
The Northamptonshire-based racer will be riding a Pr1mo Bournemouth prepared and backed Kawasaki ZX10R in the Royal London 360 Superstock, Dainese Superbike and PokerStars Senior classes at the TT. She will receive full back up from the Pr1mo BKR Elite Superbike team.
She will also be racing her own SuperTwin in the new-look Lightweight class.
Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing team owner Peter Extance said:
“We are very pleased to be able to back and work with Maria on a Pr1mo BKR ZX10R for 2012.”
“The team has a big presence on the roads with James Hillier and it will be great to be able to support Maria with her road racing this season. Maria will, I’m sure, be really happy with the awesome power and handling of the Kawasaki ZX10R and she will certainly be able to improve her lap times with this bike and the back up and assistance we’re able to provide.”
“As with our British Superbike assault we would like to thank Joe and Enzo of Pr1mo for helping make this happen.”
Costello has competed in a race around the TT course almost every year since making her debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 1996 and has chalked up some great achievements, such as becoming the first woman to finish on the podium in a race around the TT course.
“The TT is going to part of a great year and I’m feeling really excited about all the racing ahead of me. I'm especially thrilled about contesting the new TT Lightweight class on my ‘pizza race bike’ SuperTwin, that I built with my boyfriend.”