The world’s fastest female motorcycle racer Jenny Tinmouth will become the first woman to line up on the grid for a full-time assault on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship for the Splitlath Motorsport team.
Tinmouth (31), of Ellesmere Port, will step up to the world’s toughest motorcycle racing series after finishing a close third in the 2010 British Supersport Cup to fulfil her dream of racing a Superbike and is ready to take on her male counterparts. Tinmouth has worked her way up to BSB from national level since 2003 when she raced in the British 125GP Championship, proving to be consistently fast and has already made history by becoming the fastest woman around the daunting Isle of Man TT circuit lapping at an incredible average speed of 119.945mph.
Tinmouth said: “I’m over the moon to be in BSB this year and I still can’t believe it. My ambition has always been to race in BSB; I’ve been trying for some time and I think all my hard work over the past seasons has finally paid off. I know it will be a massive learning curve but hopefully now people will see that girls can race too and then hopefully more will see it is possible if you work hard enough at it and get into racing too. I was so keen to get on a Superbike, 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 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 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season opener takes place on Easter weekend (22-25 April) at Brands Hatch.