“I am woman, eat my dust”

(with apologies to Helen Reddy)

Jenny Tinmouth - Isle of Man's Fastest Female

Among the flurry of announcements from the TTXGP eGrandPrix electric motorcycle racing series, comes this stunner:

One welcome addition to the teams is the news that Jenny Tinmouth, fastest woman on the Isle of Man TT (116.8) has signed up for Team Agni, TTXGP Isle of Man 2009 winners. A figure to chase, guys…

According to Motoress.com, following Jenny’s debut at the 2009 Isle of Man TT:

England’s Jenny Tinmouth now owns the fastest women’s lap record for the Isle of Man at an average speed of 116.483 mph (187 km/h) on her Honda Fireblade. The previous record was held by the phenomenal Maria Costello, who in 2004 became the fastest women on the Isle of Man with an average speed of just over 114 mph (183 km/h).

British Supersport rider Jenny Tinmouth is the latest in a long line of talented young riders who raced and made their débuts at 2009 Isle of Man TT Races.

Jenny, 30-years of age works as a motorcycle mechanic by trade and works for “Two Wheel Workshop”. She’s already got the reputation for being the fastest female rider in the UK—the Isle of Man is now part of her accomplishments as well as being the first woman to compete in the TT’s solo classes since France’s Fabienne Migout rode in the Supersport and Production 600cc races in 2004.

Tinmouth comes from England’s North, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and started racing in 2000 in the 125cc class. She soon progressed to Britain’s MRO (Motorcycle Racing Organisation) Championship and by 2003 was a regular in the 125cc British Championship grabbing her first points in 2004 at Mallory Park. That year also saw her become the first female rider to lead a British Championship solo race, however briefly during Brands Hatch round.

When Maria Costello heard of Jenny’s new record she was very complimentary yet also expressed that she intends a comeback on her Kawasaki ZX6.

Team Agni will be racing two bikes at the 2010 TTXGP on the Isle of Man and will be defending their record as this year’s first place finisher.

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