Freelance journalist, Maria Costello of Spratton, is the fastest woman ever at the Isle of Man TT with an average speed of 114.73 mph on a Padgett's Suzuki GSXR750 K2.
In the photograph, she was riding an Island Motorcycles Ltd Honda CBR600RR at the 2004 Isle of Man TT, where she took 8th place behind seven men. She also won the Manx Motorcycle Club's trophy for the female making the most meritorious performance at the two week event.
In 2005, she took the podium, the first woman ever to do so in the history of either the TT or the Manx GP, when she came third in the Ultra Lightweight category of the Manx GP
Photo by Tim Moolman of Keigs/Island Photographics. Douglas, Isle of Man.