Jenny Tinmouth

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Jenny Tinmouth
Jenny Tinmouth at Cadwell.jpg
Tinmouth approaching the Mountain section at Cadwell Park during a charity bicycle mass-gathering in 2010, a yearly traditional happening during the August race meeting
Nationality English
Born (1978-03-08) 8 March 1978 (age 39)
Chester
Website jennytinmouth.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 2 (2009-2010)
TT wins 0
Podiums 0

Jenny Tinmouth (born Jennifer Rosanne Tinmouth, 8 March 1978) is an English motorcycle racer. She is the current female Isle of Man TT lap record holder,[1] breaking the record during her first ever TT in 2009 and gaining a Guinness World Record for this achievement. She then re-broke her own lap record during her second TT in 2010, with an average lap speed of 119.945 mph, gaining another Guinness World Record.

Tinmouth is also the first and only female competing in the British Superbike Championship,[2] for which she received yet another Guinness World Record.

Tinmouth riding her Sorrymate.com Honda during the 2009 BSB championship at Snetterton

Achievements[edit]

Tinmouth has achieved many firsts for women in the sport. She was the first female to enter and qualify to race in the British 125GP championship, the British Supersport and Supersport Cup Championships and the British Championship.

She is the first female to lead and score points in a British Championship Race, the first to stand on the podium and the first to win a British Championship Race with a win in the Supersport Cup at Silverstone in 2010. She completed the 2010 championship with the most points and in previous years would have won the championship outright but with the new 2010 rules she was placed 3rd overall,[3] the highest championship finishing place for a female competitor.

Tinmouth is the first British female to race in World Supersport[4] and the first to race a full-blown superbike when she was invited to race for Rizla Suzuki in 2007 as a team mate to current MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow.[5]

Tinmouth also won the first ever UK Electric Bike Racing (TTXgp) Championship in 2010[6] as well as finishing 3rd in the World Electric bike Racing Championship in the same year aboard her Agni Z2 and finished fourth in the TT Zero race during the 2010 Isle of Man TT.[7]

In 2011, she began racing a superbike full-time, entering the British Superbike Championship and racing for the Splitlath Motorsport Team.[8] Tinmouth began her own British Superbike Team – Two Wheel Racing – in 2011, running under the name of her main sponsors Hardinge and Sorrymate.com, making her the first ever female British Superbike Team owner.

Tinmouth has achieved many accolades as well as her Guinness World Records. In 2012, she received The Women's International Film and Television Showcase International Visionary Awards 'IT Girl' award presented in Los Angeles for her commitment and dedication to her sport, citing her as an inspiration to women across the spectrum of all ages around the world.[9] She also received the most Meritorious Performance by a Solo Newcomer Award at the TT in 2009 and the Susan Jenness Trophy in both 2009 and 2010 for the Most Meritorious Performance by a female competitor at the TT and has received two 'Your Champions' Sporting awards.

She ran her own team, Two Wheel Racing, with the support of Manx Glass & Glazing Ltd, in the British Superbike Championship for 2013.

Tinmouth previously campaigned in some Thundersport GB rounds during 2013.[10]

For the 2015 season, Tinmouth competes in the British Superbike Championship as part of the Honda Racing UK, with team-mates Jason O'Halloran and Dan Linfoot.[11]

Career Statistics[edit]

Stats correct as of 9 July 2012

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2011 Aprilia BHI
WD
BHI
WD
OUL
DNQ
OUL
DNQ
CRO
Ret
CRO
Ret
THR
THR
KNO
KNO
SNE
SNE
OUL
OUL
BHGP
BHGP
CAD
CAD
DON
DON
SIL
SIL
BHGP
BHGP
NC 0
2012 Honda BHI
DNS
BHI
C
THR
26
THR
27
OUL
24
OUL
DNS
OUL
DNS
SNE
19
SNE
19
KNO
20
KNO
20
OUL
20
OUL
21
OUL
Ret
BHGP BHGP CAD CAD DON DON ASS ASS SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP NC* 0* [12]
  • * Season still in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISLE OF MAN TT website". 
  2. ^ "BRITISH SUPERBIKE WEBSITE". 
  3. ^ "British superbike website" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Girlracer website". 
  5. ^ "Ellesmere Port Pioneer". 
  6. ^ "TTxgp Hall of fame". 
  7. ^ "IOMTT Website results". 
  8. ^ "Girl Racer". 
  9. ^ "The Wifts". 
  10. ^ "Eurosport". 
  11. ^ Honda Racing UK, British Superbike team Retrieved 11 September 2015
  12. ^ "Round 7 - Standings" (PDF). MotorSportVision Racing. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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