With the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races days away from starting, the FHO Racing team is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Maria Costello MBE at this year’s event.
Faye Ho’s motorsport brand FHO Racing, will be Maria’s title sponsor for her TT sidecar campaign, with passenger Colin Smyth, as well as Maria carrying a smaller FHO Racing logo on her Supertwin machine.
No stranger to the iconic Mountain Course on two wheels, Maria made her sidecar TT debut in 2019, where she made history becoming the first woman to finish both solo and sidecar races at the same TT event.
Maria has worked closely with the FHO Racing team since last season as a mentor and manager for the FHO Girls, who race in the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship and the ABK Beer 0% BMW F 900 R Cup.
As well as sponsoring Maria on the roads, Faye continues the sponsorship of Peter Founds and Jevan Walmsley after FHO made its sidecar debut with the paring at last year’s TT. Setting off second at this year’s TT, Pete and Jevan are regarded as one of the leading sidecar partnerships, and last year finished on the TT podium twice having finished third and second in both 3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Races.
The Isle of Man TT Races get underway on Monday 29 May with first practice. The opening 3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Race is scheduled for Saturday 3 June, with the second race on Wednesday 7 June. Click here for the full 2023 TT Races schedule.
Maria Costello MBE:
“Faye first approached me about sponsoring my sidecar this time last year at the Oulton Park round of BSB, which then developed into me becoming a mentor and manager for the young female racers the team supports. It’s a dream role, and now to have Faye’s support with my sidecar is a bit of a dream come true, to have support from one of the most high-profile sponsors in road racing!”
Faye Ho – Team Principal:
“I’m so pleased to sponsor Maria at this year’s TT races with her sidecar outfit, the work she’s done over the years promoting women in racing is fantastic and her achievements on track speak for themselves. Maria is already part of the FHO Racing team with her being a mentor and manager for the FHO Girls, so it made total sense to support her sidecar racing at this year’s Isle of Man TT. I can’t wait to see her in action over the TT fortnight.
It’s great to also continue the support to Pete and Jevan, they had a strong TT last year and I think we’re going to see more from them this year. 2022 was our sidecar debut and it was a great experience, the paddock is such a friendly place and everyone is so welcoming.”