Jenny Tinmouth will race a Splitlath Aprilia RSV4 in this year’s MCE British Superbike championship.
She will make history as the first female to ever tackle a full season of the world’s most competitive domestic superbike championship when she teams up with Hudson Kennaugh in a two-pronged Aprilia assault on the championship.
Her arrival heralds the start of an exciting time for the Hay-on-Wye based team, which has just finalised a deal with the Italian Aprilia factory for engines and technical assistance for the team’s two brand new RSV4s.
Tinmouth, from Ellesmere Port, steps up to the UK's premier series after finishing a close third in the 2010 British Supersport Cup, and will fulfil her long time dream of racing a superbike.
Having raced at national level since 2003 when she first arrived in the British 125cc Championship, Tinmouth has proved to be a consistently fast rider.
In 2010 she rewrote history several times with her greatest season to date: she was the first female to ever win a British Supersport Cup race on her way to finishing an impressive third in the championship, she also set the fastest lap by a female competitor at the famous Isle of Man TT event; and she won the final round of the Hottrax British Endurance Championship at Cadwell Park in November.
Now she is relishing the chance to finally get onboard a Superbike and said: "I'm over the moon, I still can't believe it. My ambition has always been to race in British Superbikes and I’ve been trying to get on one for some time.
"I was so keen to get on a Superbike that I was looking at options of running myself in the Evo class, so to get a ride with a team like Splitlath is fantastic.”