Jenny Tinmouth admits she is a 'little nervous' heading into this weekend's British Superbike round eight meeting at Cadwell Park, but believes she is in the best position she has ever been in to perform well on the 'physical' Lincolnshire circuit.
Ellesmere Port rider Tinmouth and her Honda Racing BSB team head to Louth on Friday for the three-day meeting, with the 37-year-old Chester-born racer hoping to fare better than her disappointing outing at Thruxton last time around.
But Tinmouth, in her debut season with Superbikes powerhouse Honda Racing on board the CBR1000RR Fireblade, believes that the progress she has made so far this season and a period of successful testing will stand her in good stead to put in a strong showing this weekend.
"If I’m honest, I’m always a little nervous going to Cadwell Park," said Tinmouth.
"It’s a great circuit and I absolutely love riding there, but it’s one that I probably struggle with the most, just as it’s the most physical on the calendar. The test we had there was really beneficial and we tried a few different things, mainly working on my position on the Fireblade.
"We do have some work to do when we get there, but I am feeling in a better position than I have in the past. We collected a lot of data from the test, so I have been doing my homework and looking forward to getting there now and seeing what we can do."
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Tinmouth signed up for Honda Racing at the beginning of the year following a number of seasons funding herself as a privateer in British Superbikes, joining fellow riders Dan Linfoot and Jason O'Halloran at the factory team.
However, the three has now become two following an injury to O'Halloran than looks set to rule him out for the rest of the season. But Tinmouth says there is no added pressure on her shoulders with there just being two Honda riders on the grid.
"There's not really any extra pressure with Jason out, obviously I'm gutted for him and we'll all miss him not being there," said Tinmouth.
"I personally put a lot of pressure on myself anyway, suppose that's part of being a racer, so even when we have a full team I always pile on the pressure and always want to do the best I can. But from a team point of view, there's no more pressure with it just being myself and Dan."