25th March 2013
The former Isle of Man female record holder will ride a new Triumph 675R at events including the Isle of Man TT and the Ulster Grand Prix as well as other selected Irish short circuit and real road races.

The Triumph 675R has been enjoying rave reviews since its launch and Northampton-based Costello says she cannot wait to get onboard and try it for herself. As well as the 675R, Maria will also compete on the Bob Wylie Racing Honda NSF250 Moto3 bike that she rode to two top-eight places last season; 7th at Walderstown and 8th at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Maria’s first road race event of the season will be the Cookstown 100 at the end of April when she will compete on both the Bob Wylie Racing Triumph 675R and Moto3 bike, her own Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin and the Bob Jackson Racing Suzuki T20.

Bob Wylie commented:

"I am delighted to have Maria riding for me again this season. The 675R is set to be a very capable race bike and the Moto3 bike has recently had the HRC race kit fitted, which should provide a substantial horsepower increase. Maria went very well on it last season and I'm sure this season she will be even more successful on both machines."

Maria added:

"I'm so pleased and fortunate to be riding Bob Wylie's bikes again this year. The 675R has the potential to be a brilliant race bike and I get to race the Moto3 bike again. Great bikes and a fantastic opportunity. I'm very excited about this season, what with these and the other rides I have planned.”

"My season has been given a real boost by this opportunity and I can’t thank Bob Wylie enough. I will savour every moment competing on these fantastic bikes and aim for yet more success on both of them."

Maria would also like to thank Triumph Motorcycles and Pure Triumph in Wellingborough for their help and support.

Costello's first outing for Bob Wylie Racing will be on the Triumph 675R at back-to-back short circuit races at Bishopscourt and Kirkistown over the Easter weekend at the end of March. The Bob Wylie Racing team will be launched on Easter Friday. If media would like to attend please contact

Maria Costello will also continue to support breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! through 2013. She will be carrying their logo on all of the race bikes she competes on, as well as displaying CoppaFeel! collection tins at all the race events she attends.

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