Costello joins FHO Racing in coaching role| BSB staff | BSB Support
FHO Racing has teamed up with history-making racer Maria Costello to help the squad’s drive to support up and coming female racers.
The team, owned and operated by Faye Ho, has been committed to nurturing and supporting talented girl racers since early in 2021 and currently backs a number of young and exciting girls in various motorsport series.
Now, to further enhance her commitment, hO is drawing on the knowledge and experience of Costello - the world’s most prominent and well-known female road racer - as she joins the team in a management and mentor role for its four female motorcycle racers.
The first woman to ever finish on the podium in a race around the world famous Isle of Man TT course, Costello put herself back in the history books again in 2019 when she became the first female to contest a solo and a sidecar race on the same day.
Alongside her busy racing schedule, she has spent a number of years giving up her own time to support some of the UK’s young female talent and is now looking forward to sharing her skills and wisdom with the team’s supported riders – Jamie Hanks-Elliott, Holly Harris, Charlotte Marcuzzo and Scarlett Robinson.
“I’m really excited, this opportunity feels like a natural progression for me after more than 26 years competing and running my own teams in this sport and I’m absolutely over the moon to be doing this,” said Costello.
“I feel very fortunate to be in a position to take on this role, it’s no small undertaking but I’m so happy to be working with some really talented young racers.
“Being able to give back to the sport in a professional role really means a lot to me and shows how the sport is evolving in such a positive way towards women.
“I have all these years of experience, I’ve been there and done quite a lot and now I want to just try and pass on a bit of that and ultimately, just be there to help and support these amazing girls.”