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Maria Costello wants to regain her TT speed record

Maria Costello is determined to once again become the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course.
After a return to form, Maria Costello is determined to win back the crown as fastest woman at the Isle of Man TT.

The Northamptonshire racer lost the title to Jenny Tinmouth last year, but says she is looking to regain the honour in 2010.

Tinmouth, from Cheshire, took the top spot on lap four of the 2009 Senior TT when she completed the circuit at an average speed of 116.835mph.

Quoted in the official newsletter of the TT, Costello, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours in 2009, said she wants the crown back this year.

She says:

“It's fair to say that over the last couple of years I haven't been in the kind of form that I wanted, but when I was competing at the Manx Grand Prix in 2009 I really got my racing mojo back.”

“I can't wait to race at the TT again in 2010 and I'm really looking forward to the challenge of trying to become the fastest women around the course again.”

Costello will have a battle on her hands to regain the title as Tinmouth, also speaking in the TT newsletter, has confirmed she will also be lining up for action at the 2010 TT.

She says:

“I'm already looking forward to coming back next year for some more racing between the hedges.”

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Maria Costello is out to regain the title of fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course in 2010 (Drew Tommons)
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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junkmale - Unregistered

February 04, 2010 2:48 AM

There is a Womens World MX championship, and there are plenty of quick female riders. When are they going to get a womens World road/circuit racing championship? Good luck to Maria, Jenny, and all the other women racing out there.

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