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Maria Costello heads to Australia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is to compete Down Under in the renowned International Festival of Speed.

Maria – who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd – is to race an Egli-Vincent at the event which is being held in Sydney, Australia on March 22-25.

The meeting at Sydney Motorsport Park will see a host of racers from Australia, New Zealand and Europe competing in 50 races. 

Maria said: “I can’t keep it in any longer, I’m off to Australia to race a stunningly beautiful Egli-Vincent for Luis Gallur and I’m over the moon. It’s going to be incredible, I’m so thankful, so fortunate and so happy right now, thank you Luis, for making this possible! I can’t wait to be back at the International Festival of Speed.”

Maria recently signed up to compete on four-wheels in the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, running the HDRC ‘Works’ Austin A30 Academy Car.

The HRDC series boasts an action-packed calendar, racing at several circuits across England including visiting the prestigious Goodwood circuit for some pre-race season track work. 

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-standing supporter of Maria with her Kawasaki ER6 supertwin motorcycle sporting an NGK-dominated livery as well as the LCR sidecar she raced last season with Kirsty Hauxwell.

The company has a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree, helping some of the most famous two and four-wheel teams and competitors to numerous race victories and titles.

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