Jenny Tinmouth is the fastest female to lap the Isle of Man TT course, she broke the record during her first TT in 2009, 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 119.945mph, receiving another Guinness World record for this achievement.
Jenny is also the first and only female to have competed in the British Superbike Championship. For which she was also awarded a Guinness World Record.
Jenny has achieved many firsts for women in the sport, she was the first female to enter and qualify to race in the British 125gp Championship, the British Supersport and Supersport Cup Championships and the British Superbike Championship.
She is the first female to lead and score points in a British Championship race, with her leading a 125gp race aboard her Honda RS125 at Brands Hatch in 2004, fighting from 19th on the grid to 1st place on second hand slicks she had scrounged from the scrap pile at Dunlops in damp conditions and then two rounds later finishing in an amazing 10th at Mallory Park fighting from 20th place on the grid, despite dislocating her left collar bone the round before at Knockhill and being in some discomfort. She was the first to stand on the podium with a 3rd place finish in the Supersport Cup Championship at Croft in 2009 and the first to win a British Championship Race with a win in the Supersport Cup at Silverstone in 2010. She completed the 2010 British Supersport Cup Championship with the most points and would, in any previous year, have been the British Supersport Cup Champion, but unfortunately for Jenny this season was the first year of a new points count back system where riders dropped 2 rounds results, so in line with the new 2010 rules she was ended up 3rd overall, however this was still a great result and was still the highest championship finishing place for a female competitor. She is also the first British female to race in World Supersport and the first to race a full blown Superbike when she was invited to race for Rizla Suzuki in 2007 as team mate to now Moto Gp star Cal Crutchlow in the Race of the Year at Mallory Park.
In 2011 Jenny began racing in Superbikes full time entering the British Superbike Championship, racing for the Splitlath Motorsport Team, but left the team after just three months due to a lack of testing, track time, parts for her machine and a huge spell of disappointing mechanical failures. Jenny ran her own CBR600 Supersport machine for the rest of the 2011 season and began running her own British Superbike Race Team – Two Wheel Racing in 2012 running a Honda once more under the name of her main sponsors Hardinge and Sorrymate.com, making her the first ever female British Superbike Team owner.
Jenny also won the first ever UK Electric Bike, Zero Emissions, Racing Championship the ‘TTXGP’ in 2010 as well as finishing 3rd in the World Electric bike racing Championship in Almeria the same year aboard Agni built Z2. She also finished an extremely creditable 4th place in the TT Zero race earlier in 2010 at the Isle of Man TT despite the first race lap also being the first time jenny had ridden the bike.
Jenny has achieved many accolades as well as her Guinness World Records, in 2012 she received The Women’s International Film and Television Showcase, International Visionary Awards ‘IT Girl’ awarded in Los Angeles, for her commitment and dedication to her sport, sighting her as an inspiration to women across the spectrum of all ages around the world. She also received the most Meritorious Performance by a Solo Newcomer Award at the TT in 2009 and the Susan Jenness Trophy in both 2009 and 2010 for the Most Meritorious Performance by a Female Competitor at the TT and has also received two ‘Your Champions’ Sporting awards. In 2013 she was extremely privileged to be invited to the Women of the Year Awards in London, an extremely prestigious awards lunch celebrating the success of very extraordinary and inspirational women from all aspects of life.
Jenny has also finished 3rd in the EMRA club championship, winning many Championship Races, as well as wins in many Club races and in the Thundersport National Championships, she also won both BikeSportNews backed ladies races in 2008 during her first race weekend aboard her CBR600 after moving to 600’s from her 125.
Jenny is proud to have had 57 podiums including 22 wins during her racing career and to have received 14 awards.
Racing to date:
2000-2002 Club racing and MRO
2003 – 2007 British 125 gp Championship and Club racing
2008 British Supersport
2009 British Supersport and TT
2010 British Supersport and TT, Uk round of World Supersport and TTXgp UK Championship and TTX World Championship
2011 British Superbike/ British Supersport
2012 – 2016 British Superbikes
2020 – National Superstock Championship
In 2014 Jenny was lucky enough to join the Stunt Team for the Mission Impossible franchise and was privileged to be motorcycle rider stunt double for Rebecca Ferguson on both Mission Impossible 5 & 6.
Stunt work to date: