Donington Park looks set to host another action packed day next week when Maria Costello MBE holds her ‘women only group’ track day in conjunction with BMW Motorrad UK & Focused Events on 20th September at the Leicestershire track.
Building upon the success of previous events, the Northamptonshire racer will be on hand - and on track, to coach, build confidence and provide feedback to all the women participating. Costello explained: “There are female bikers out there looking to enjoy track days where they can increase their confidence on two wheels in a less intimidating environment, alongside other women. That's what this event is all about!”
“I’ve been hosting these track days for several years now and it’s so rewarding to see everyone making improvements in their riding, no matter what their level is – we cater for everyone!”
The event will be the second of 2016 – the first having been held at Silverstone earlier in August: “The turnout and atmosphere was incredible. We also had wonderful weather and the full MotoGP circuit to play with and Focused Events & BMW Motorrad UK put on some great hospitality. Seeing the ladies leave with big smiles on their faces was a great reward and I know it was the same for my team of instructors; Rupert & Virgil. These events are the highlights of my year and I really hope I can make more happen in 2017 and see more women become more confident on two wheels!”
Nikki Gubbin came on the August event – “Maria put on a fantastic day, I really enjoyed it and hope these continue as it gave me so much more confidence. The hospitality was amazing. Being able to ride around the track with Maria was awesome and showed me much better lines. Being women only was great, as riding with men can be quite intimidating, so this made it much more fun as I felt a lot more at ease. I look forward to the next one and any women who haven’t done this due to feeling nervous, don't be, as everyone makes you feel welcome and Maria and her team will put you at ease.”