May 3 2006.
For the first time at the North West 200 in May 2006, Black Horse Motorcycle Finance will be part sponsoring Maria Costello - one of the UK's premier female road racers, and first woman to cross the line in the 125GP/400cc race in her debut at last year's NW200 (7th place overall).
Black Horse is no stranger to sponsorship of famous races like the NW200, and well known riders such as Ian Lougher, Michael Rutter and more recently Mark Buckley who have all carried the Black Horse logo. The Black Horse branded Honda Fireblade also features regularly at various road races across the UK.
John Anderson, Motorcycle Finance Director at Black Horse, "Following a meeting at the Irish Road Race awards dinner in January, discussions with Maria resulted in a sponsorship deal that will hopefully be significant for both parties.
"We were so impressed by Maria's approach and professional attitude that we wanted to help her 2006 campaign and we were determined to find some funds to support Maria in her quest in the NW200.
"We look forward to seeing the Black Horse logo on the podium again soon".
Maria Costello added, "I'm thrilled to be involved with Black Horse in this year's NW200, and would like to thank them for their support. I couldn't race without the help and support of so many people and companies. I look forward to building longer lasting ties with John and his team at Black Horse in the future."