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British Superbikes: Jenny keeps on improving

Jenny Tinmouth builds on impressive first round with two top-20 finishes at Oulton Park

Kevin Hughes
Jenny Tinmouth in action at Oulton Park in the MCB British Superbike Championship second round. She finished in 20th position in both races.

Jenny Tinmouth believes she is getting better with each race following an impressive performance in the second round of the British Superbikes at Oulton Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Ellesmere Port racer Tinmouth posted 20th-placed finishes in both races in front of a packed circuit on Sunday and Monday to build on her showing in the first round at Brands Hatch a fortnight previously, when she made the second round of qualifying for the first time.

Tinmouth, who became the first woman to ever race in British Superbikes in 2011, has put her improvement on the track down to the advice of fellow riders and teams in the pit lane.

At Brands Hatch, racing team Padgetts offered the 35-year-old advice on how to improve her racing with the usage of state-of-the-art equipment – something which Tinmouth, a solo rider with her TWR Honda team, has never had the benefit of.

Jenny Tinmouth
Jenny Tinmouth
 

“I’ve been really pleased with how things have gone so far this season, I think I’m improving and growing in confidence with every race,” said Tinmouth, who co-owns the TWR team.

“I’ve had a lot of help and advice from other teams and riders so far this season and it’s really helped me see where I have been going wrong and make a few changes to the way that I ride.

“Things like the gear changes were a big thing that was highlighted for me. You have got to use your gears wisely in Superbikes and that comes with experience and knowledge.

“Bigger teams have budgets and the equipment to review all of these things and the riders have team mates that they can bounce ideas off, but I don’t have any of that as it’s just me.

“I feel like I’m a better rider with each race that comes and that it’s something that gives me the confidence to think I can build on where I am at.”

Tinmouth, who also works as a mechanic at the Two Wheel Workshop in Ellesmere Port, has six weeks until she takes to the track again at Snetterton in round three on June 13-15.

“I’m really looking forward to Snetterton and I’m just going to be making sure that I get the track time in before then and making sure that I keep my fitness up,” she added.

“I did a lot of work with regards to getting myself as fit as I could be before the season and I think that is another reason why I have had a good start.

“The aim eventually is to win a Superbike race, but I’ve set myself small goals here and there and I’m achieving those, which will hopefully push me on to bigger and better things.”

 

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