JENNY Tinmouth stormed from last on the grid to record her best ever finish at Knockhill – but is struggling to raise the necessary funds to complete the season.
The Ellesmere Port queen of speed recovered from a crash in qualifying to cross the finish line in fourth place in the Supersport Cup and 20th place overall in the 600cc section of the British Supersport Championship.
“I had a nightmare in the second round of qualifying but it was great to have overtaken six racers,” said Jenny.
“I was only five seconds off third place and a podium finish in the Supersport Cup, which is my ultimate goal.”
But Jenny, who rides a Honda CBR600, faces a race against time to raise the funds required to compete this weekend.
“I need £3,000 to finish the season and I’m struggling to make the race at Cadwell Park this weekend. It’s just a case of pestering people and fingers crossed I’ll be ok,” she said.
There are four races remaining before the end of the season and Jenny faces a financial battle to remain a competitor and fulfil her dream of a podium finish.
The 30-year-old mechanic from Whitby began racing in 2000 on a 92 Honda 125gp before making the jump to the British 125gp championship in 2004 riding a 2000 model RS Honda. In her first full season she also finished third in the EMRA club 125gp championship.
In 2006 Jenny benefited from new sponsors, finishing 21st in the championship out of 45 riders.
Following some excellent displays the following year, she made the step up this season to the Supersport 600cc class.
Jenny is the only female racer in her championship and has made a smooth transition from the 125s, gradually progressing up the grid race by race.