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photoblog image British Superbikes - Donnington Park 3/5

British Superbikes - Donnington Park 3/5

JENNY TINMOUTH - TWO WHEEL RACING HONDA

Just to prove that motorcycle racing is not just a mans world Jenny Tinmouth is an extremely talented lady who began racing in the British Superbike Championship in 2011 at Brands Hatch. Jennifer Rosanne Tinmouth (born 3 August 1978) is English and is the current female Isle of Man TT lap record holder, breaking the record during her first ever TT in 2009 and gaining a Guinness World Record for this achievement. She then re-broke the record during her second TT in 2010 taking the record to an average lap speed of 119.945 mph and receiving another Guinness World Record in the process.  28th.in Championship as of Monday.

Taken at the official British Superbike Championship test day at Donnington Park circuit on 14th.March, 2013. (This has been my favourite sport since 1961)

 

British Superbikes - Donnington Park 3/5

JENNY TINMOUTH - TWO WHEEL RACING HONDA

Just to prove that motorcycle racing is not just a mans world Jenny Tinmouth is an extremely talented lady who began racing in the British Superbike Championship in 2011 at Brands Hatch. Jennifer Rosanne Tinmouth (born 3 August 1978) is English and is the current female Isle of Man TT lap record holder, breaking the record during her first ever TT in 2009 and gaining a Guinness World Record for this achievement. She then re-broke the record during her second TT in 2010 taking the record to an average lap speed of 119.945 mph and receiving another Guinness World Record in the process.  28th.in Championship as of Monday.

Taken at the official British Superbike Championship test day at Donnington Park circuit on 14th.March, 2013. (This has been my favourite sport since 1961)

 

comments (18)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2013, 00:35
Fabulous shot Brian! I knew it was a female the minute I looked at this and its wonderful to learn she has broken some major records. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. There are quite a few young women taking part in this sport in the U.K., some of them are very talented and regularly beat the men at the more amateur levels of the sport.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2013, 03:43
Looks like she has lifted the front wheel just to salute you, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Certainly winding it on, as they say.
Ooooh - I wanna be her!!! Her front wheel is off the ground!!
Brian Walbey: I really believe you would Elizabeth. She's obviously using plenty of throttle to et the front wheel up like that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Aug 2013, 06:38
She certainly is a fast woman!
Brian Walbey: There are several women in the sport who ride extremely quickly and can match the men given the right opportunity.
Catching up on your good biker pix.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2013, 07:36
She clearly knows what's she's doing, Brian, so BRAVA!
Brian Walbey: Indeed she does Ginnie, and she is now riding in the countries premier racing championship which says a lot for ability.
was he leading the race
Brian Walbey: He is a she Chantal and this was just a practice run.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 28 Aug 2013, 08:34
You'd never know that she was a female Brian, even that lock of hair could be a bloke's.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad although at this level the men are usually very smartly turned out in their sponsors racing leathers or casual clothes, just like other sports, so long hair is more or less a no no nowadays.
Wow, see her go! Looks like one wheel to me, Brian - a great shot!
Brian Walbey: Yes she's obviously putting plenty of power on to lift the front wheel like that.
You would need to have great muscle power to keep a bike upright at those speeds, Brian. She must be a strong woman.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Beverly, and they put out so much power that it must need strong hands to hang on to the handlebars.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2013, 13:40
Very clever lady and also very BRAVE smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed Linda, there's many a man, me included, who wouldn't have the courage to ride one of those powerful machines.
Go girl go, are these just speed trials or races?
Brian Walbey: It was the first of three official pre-season test days for the teams involved in the championship. They are not allowed to test outside of those dates.
This is so pleasant to see a woman racing Brian! Lovely capture.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a lot of women involved in road racing Richard, Jenny is particularly well known as is another lady called Maria Costello who does a lot of her racing on closed public roads courses rather than purpose built circuits.
I'm loving these shots, Brian. Such action.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline, I was rather afraid this short series might not appeal to you lady members of SC.
Another excellent action shot Brian. What size bike would this be?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. All the bikes in this premier class are of 1,000cc., but of course, although they resemble the bikes in the showroom they are very highly tuned with lots of modifications to the frame etc., slick tyres and on long straights will reach about 200mph., fancy a go on one? smile
I was only commenting to someone the other day that you never hear of women riding in the championships. "Probably because the bikes are too powerful and heavy" was the reply. So that you for the information at the top and in your replies.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a lot of lady racers in this country Sheila, indeed throughout the world also, but only a very few of them manage to get in to the top level of the sport, especially those championship of world standard.
Another cracker! You have a knack for these shots.
Brian Walbey: Thanks David. I have several thousand racing shots from past years but rarely do I go to any events these days, I've only showed 5 in this series that came off alright, there are a lot more that didn't, timing on pan shots takes a lot of practise, something I'm out of.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2013, 20:39
Girlies racing? Whatever next! They'll be wanting the vote before you know it smile
Brian Walbey: Lol. Some of these girls racing are as quick as the men Alan, and would be even quicker no doubt if they got the best bikes.

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