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Manx Female to debut at KDM Hire Cookstown 100


In the past no of years, there has always been a great presence of female riders at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, and this year is no different. Making her KDM Hire Cookstown 100 debut will be Manx girl, Marie Hodgson. A director of a mechanical and electrical company, Marie will contest the senior support class on her 600 Yamaha. Amazingly, Marie has been racing for 17 years now, and 12 years on the roads! but is only getting around to getting to Cookstown now!, “Ive heard so much about this event, Ive just had to get there to sample the hospitality and craic for myself” Hodgson, who has two Manx Grand Prix replicas, and also holds the Fastest lap by a female at the Southern 100! Back home, Marie also races in the Superbike class on her R1 and in the supertwins on her Suzuki. So what was the attraction of bikes for Marie? “I think getting a run on behind my older sister when I was young, was what probably got me into bikes!, In fact, I never once thought of getting a car!, It was always a Bike! What makes me happiest is simply riding my bike! And the lure of racing on closed roads? “ Who couldnt love road racing? Great stretches of road,closed, just so as you can try and go as fast as possible on. There is always far more to any road circuit, be it short or long, than there is to a man made circuit!” Why not visit Marie in the paddock at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100,I can assure you of a warm Manx welcome and good chat.





Programme of Events KDM Hire ‘Cookstown 100’ 2017




Thursday 6th April


Thursday 27th April


Classic Bike Run


Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Road Car Park leaving 7.15pm






Friday 28th April


Practice Day


Roads Close 12 noon




Saturday 29th April


Race Day


Roads Close 10.00am



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