Jenny Tinmouth first woman in BSB
Jenny Tinmouth will become the first woman to compete in the British Superbike Championship in 2011.
Jenny Tinmouth will make history as the first female to ever tackle the British Superbike Championship series.
SPLITLATH Motorsport has signed Jenny Tinmouth to contest the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship,teaming up with Hudson Kennaugh to launch a two-pronged assault on the championship
Her arrival heralds the start of an exciting time for the Hay-on-Wye based team, which has just finalised a deal with Aprilia in Italy to provide the engines and technical assistance for the team’s two brand new Aprilia RSV4 machines.
Jenny, of Ellesmere Port, will step up to the UK’s premier motorcycle racing series after finishing a close third in the 2010 British Supersport Cup, and will fulfil her long time dream of racing a Superbike.
Having raced at national level since 2003 when she first arrived in the British 125cc Championship, Tinmouth has proved to be a consistently fast rider. In 2010 she rewrote history several times with her greatest season to date.
She became the first female to ever win a British Supersport Cup race on her way to finishing an impressive third in the championship, set a new record for the fastest lap by a female competitor at the famous Isle of Man TT event and won the final round of the Hottrax British Endurance Championship at Cadwell Park in November.
She is now relishing the chance to finally get onboard a Superbike, where she will run the number 100.
“I’m over the moon, I still can’t believe it,” she said. “My ambition has always been to race in British Superbikes and I’ve been trying to get on one for some time.I was so keen to get on a Superbike that I was looking at options of running myself in the Evo class, so to get a ride with a team like Splitlath is fantastic.”
“After a couple of years in Supersport and a few TT rides, this is a natural progression for me, and it’s wonderful to get the chance to do it. I’m incredibly grateful to John for giving me this opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do on a Superbike.”
The 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship kicks off at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend, April 22-25.
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