Jenny Tinmouth believes she is now in a position to challenge for points following yet another impressive round in the British Superbikes Championship at the weekend.
Ellesmere Port racer Tinmouth, 35, claimed two 17th place finishes at round three of the Championship at Snetterton circuit, in Norfolk, at the weekend, also registering two personal bests for the track.
It marked the third straight round that Tinmouth has improved her standing, with her consistent improvement providing cause for optimism for the rider, the only female competitor in British Superbikes (BSB).
“Things have been going really well and every time I get out on the track I just keep getting quicker,” said Tinmouth, who owns and operates her own BSB team, TWR Honda, for whom she is a sole rider.
“I’ve just been changing a few things on the bike and taking on board some advice that I’ve been given and it is paying off at the moment.”
Tinmouth credits her improvement with the help she has received from fellow BSB team Padgett’s Honda, who have been offering her advice on how to improve with the aid of their specialist equipment.
“Padgetts have been really helpful with the advice they have given me as they are a team that has been around in Superbikes for a long time,” added Tinmouth.
“As a sole rider running my own team, I don’t have access to all the hi-tech equipment that some teams do as they have a lot of financial backing.
“One thing that did make a difference at Snetterton was a new fuel tank that I have had put on the bike, which I’ve been able to get after securing some new sponsorship.
“It was lighter and it’s tweaks like that which have made a difference so far this season.”
Tinmouth, who was challenging the main pack in both races at the weekend, is confident she can get some points on the board before the season is out.
“I feel that I am in a position to be a challenger now and get in amongst the pack,” she added.
“I wasn’t too far away from getting some points at the weekend and I was right amongst it until near the end.
“The aim when I go out is always to do the best I possibly can, and I am up against some really well established teams, but I think that I’m able to challenge this season and, hopefully, I can get some points soon.”