It's unreal the amount of support I get. A reporter discussing her involvement in the sport in the s commented: "Women, the weaker sex, are muscling in on man's domain, practically no sport is sacred.
When the mechanics point to me, people are amazed and shocked. The following year, the sport's governing body, the FIM, revoked her international younge.
Once people know that it's a female I get a tremendous wave of support. The festival, which is thought to be one of the most dangerous in the world, has claimed the lives of more than riders.
TT will be Debbie Barron's third year as a sidecar driver, she knows that being singled out as a woman is something of the past. Maria Costello MBE, is one of those and she is listed as the only female solo competitor this year.
About sharing image copyrightHayle Jayne Capewell image captionHayley Jayne Capewell: "I was promised when I was young that somebody would take me out for a ride, as soon as I was 16 they did. I know we will be alright.
This year, the Staffordshire competitor, will take part for the first time in the sidecar race with her yoinger Phil Biggadyke. Road racing gives you the best feeling in the world and the worst nerves, I love it.
Broken bones "If you don't know about the sport, nobody understands it, I'm a healthcare assistant and all of my clients think I'm crazy.