Welcome to the beta version of the new Women & Golf website. Our web monkeys are still hard at work and welcome your feedback.  



Jenny Tinmouth completed her debut season riding her Honda CBR600RR in fine style last weekend gaining two strongly contested third place finishes in the Thundersport 600 races at Donington Park, followed up by an equally impressive performance in the traditional season ending ‘Race of the Year’ at Mallory Park the following day, whereby she recorded a well deserved tenth place.
Having secured a late entry to both meetings, Tinmouth was eager to put on a good show. However, the first qualifying session on the Saturday didn’t go particularly well, the problem being a slipping clutch, resulting in her completing the session in a distant sixth position.

Final qualifying was much better, Steve, her mechanic had replaced the clutch, and Jenny had been unleashed to set a time of 1 minute 14.801 seconds, to put her where she needed to be, on the front row of the grid.
As the first race got underway, Tinmouth made one of her trademark good starts, and was running in a close third place, until later in the race the clutch started slipping again, which enabled the leading duo, Gary May and Rob Hoyles to pull away slightly. Nevertheless, she was pleased with a podium finish, and looking forward to the next encounter.
 Steve was being kept busy, changing the clutch once more before the start of race two. As the lights went out signaling the start of the race, Tinmouth again was competing for the leading positions as the pack headed down Craner Curves for the first time. Upon reappearing into sight she was involved in a close battle with Gary May, Rob Hoyles, and Jonathan Lodge.

Tinmouth did briefly hold second place early in the race, having overtaken Rob Hoyles at the chicane, but he regained the place at the Old Hairpin on the following lap. The leading quartet was fascinating to watch, with May and Hoyles only breaking away by around a second towards the latter part of the race.  On the final lap Jonathan Lodge had managed to make a move on Tinmouth, but confident on the brakes, she re-took the position at Coppice, and held on to the chequered flag for another third place, and more silverware.
Commenting afterwards, Jenny said: “All was good in that one, I got away well and had a good battle with Gary, Rob and Jonathan, and I’m chuffed to be on the podium again. Let’s see what we can do at Mallory tomorrow.”
Full of confidence from the previous day, Tinmouth was determined to impress again, this time at Mallory Park, immediately setting quick lap times in the first session, and continuing to improve in the final qualifying session for the ‘Race of the Year’, landing her a superb 12th position on the grid, on the outside of the third row. For the race itself, the weather, despite being dry and bright, had turned cold, but the unusual combination of purple blankets over the tyre warmers, and two male brolly dollys, certainly brought a smile to everyone’s faces.
Tinmouth settled in nicely at the start of the race, and rode very consistently throughout, controlling her pace and the gap to the riders behind her, from her pitboard. Rizla Suzuki’s Tom Sykes, and Co-Ordit Yamaha’s Karl Harris were dominating proceedings at the front, but Tinmouth held her concentration to the end, to earn a respectable tenth place, in what is always a strongly contested end to the season.
“Mallory was really good, I really wanted to lap faster than last year when I was on the Rizla now I’ve had a full season on the bigger bike, and I achieved this comfortably getting into the 54’s in the first session, having only sneaked into the 55’s last year. Qualifying went really well, and I was chuffed to end up 12th. I really enjoyed the race, my bike was perfect, with no troubles at all, and was pleased to finish in 10th,” said Jenny.
Jenny Tinmouth would like to thank everybody that has helped her during the 2008 season.
A season review newsletter will be released over the coming weeks, summarising her debut season in the
Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship, along with her other race meetings during the season.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please contact Jenny (jenny@jennytinmouth.com) or myself (martin.knighton@btinternet.com)
 regarding any matter related to her racing.


Articles you may like


More Club News

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram