Round nine of the British Superbikes roared into Cheshire at the weekend as the series arrived at Oulton Park.

Thousands of spectators were treated to a thrilling weekend of action with Chester-born Honda Racing rider Jenny Tinmouth in action on her home track, setting a number of personal bests.

Tinmouth, 37, from Ellesmere Port, posted 20th, 22nd and 25th-placed finishes, declaring herself pleased with her weekend’s work.

“The first race was really good; I got a mega start and held a consistent pace for the whole race,” said Tinmouth.

“Overall it’s been a good weekend all round, I broke some personal bests.”

Tinmouth and her Honda Racing team-mates are next in action at round 10 in Assen, the Netherlands, on September 18-20.

Honda Racing team manager Havier Beltran added: "It's been difficult for Jenny, but she's beaten her personal best lap times and lap race distances again, and it’s more positives. Oulton Park is a circuit where you have to try hard, but you can go backwards pretty quickly.

"We’re looking forward to Assen and Silverstone where we have some fast and flowing circuits and hope things will be a bit different."

Backford teenager Joe Francis on board his Team Traction Control Yamaha
Backford teenager Joe Francis on board his Team Traction Control Yamaha

Frodham’s Howie Mainwaring-Smart endured a disappointing weekend as he exited race one on the first lap. He did have more luck in races two and three, though, registering 17th and 10th-placed finishes on board his Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki.

In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class, Backford teenager Joe Francis narrowly missed out on a podium finish on his home track after finishing fourth on board his Team Traction Control Yamaha.

Superbike riders meet and greet fans in Chester