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Maria Costello MBE

One of the most recognisable names and faces in racing, Maria has done more than anyone to promote women’s participation in the sport since her 1997 debut in the Honda CB500 Cup. 

Katja Poensgen

German-born Katja first rode a bike aged 5, entered her first race at 16, got her first podium a year later, and won the European Supermono Championship at 19

Nina Prinz 

Nina Prinz is a German motorcycle racer. She currently competes in the Qatari Superbike Championship aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R

María Herrera

Herrera was the first female competitor to win a race in the FIM CEV Repsol series, winning the Moto3 race at Motorland Aragón for the Junior Team Estrella Galicia, squad in 2013.

Ana Carrasco Gabarrón 

She became the first woman ever to win a FIM WorldChampionship race and to set a fastest lap and pole position. She also has the honour to be the first woman to lead a world motorcycling championship, finally becoming champion at the end of the 2018 season, the first women ever to do so.

Avalon Biddle 

Avalon Biddle is a motorcycle racer from New Zealand. In 2017, she competed in the Supersport 300 World Championship aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 300. In 2015 and 2016, she won the Women's European Junior Cup.

Valerie Thompson 

Valerie Thompson is an American motorcycle drag and land speed racer. She is a 7-time motorcycle land-speed record holder and charter member of the Mojave Magnum "200 MPH Club."

Angelle Sampey

Angelle Sampey is an American Pro Stock Motorcycle racer. She won the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship three times.

Elena Myers 

Elena Myers Court is an American professional motorcycle racer. She made history in 2010 as the first female to win an AMA Pro Racing sprint road race. She is also the first woman to win a professional motorsports race of any kind at Daytona International Speedway,

Nichole Cheza

Nichole Cheza is an American former professional dirt track motorcycle racer. She competed in the GNC1 class of the AMA Grand National Championship.