In a Mountain
Course career which began in 1996, Maria has
forty finishes to her name including two 3rd
places, the 2005 MGP Ultra-lightweight and
the Classic 250 MGP of 2011.
Maria had to fight off stiff
opposition to win the award, in particular from Chrissie Clancy, who as
passenger to Mick Alton became the fastest ever sidecar female newcomer at a
speed in excess of 108 mph and Fiona Baker-Milligan, still the fastest
female passenger, but now at 110+mph.
The Susan Jenness Trophy is
presented annually to, in the eyes of the TTSC Executive Committee, the
female competitor considered to have made the most meritorious performance
at that year’s TT.
The trophy commemorates club
member, Susan Jenness who lost her life some years ago whilst marshalling an
off-road event in the UK
Pictures of Maria by Mike Hammonds