BSB » Jenny Tinmouth confirms 2013 plans


After a learning year in 2012, Jenny Tinmouth says she is 'aiming high' for the 2013 MCE British Superbike Championship.

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signups - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:49 PM

Oh dear. well we can look forward to another season of the poor lass running around last with the privateers again. Im not being sexist but I think its been proven so far with Jenny Tinmouth and Elena Rosell in moto 2 that physically the female riders just cant compete in male dominated championships! If BSB is so desperate to get females interested in the sport run them in their own seperate class, which would be much fairer on them and also give them meaningful coverage, rather than token coverage now only because they are women riders. Which in turn has go to be less insulting to them and attract more sponsors and new riders which is what its all about.

Racefan - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 2:06 PM

Come on @signups, it takes most riders a season to get to grips with a bike, the circuits and paddock life. Don't forget these women will be be faster than most mortals and are prepared to stick their necks out for our entertainment!
I reckon they deserve their places on the grid, if it wasn't them would you be asking that the two slowest blokes are taken off the grid? I doubt it.

MXJ - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 2:47 PM

"its been proven so far with Jenny Tinmouth and Elena Rosell in moto 2 that physically the female riders just cant compete in male dominated championships!"
So the barely 5 foot tall waif like Dani Pedrosa, who can ride the most powerful racing bike in the world, is physically able to compete, but a bigger, stronger female isn't. I'm pretty sure that you are mistaken.

shakennstirred

December 14, 2012 3:08 PM

@signups
last year both Jenny Tinmouth and Elena Rosell had the worse bikes in there classes.
poor Elena Rosell had a bike that not even her male teammate did any better on and he changed to a better bike half way though the season but the team made her stay on the old bike.
im sure both are way faster than you or me could ever be, good luck to them both next year..

aeaventures - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 3:31 PM

From the outside it has looked like she never really got a chance to show what she can do, fingers crossed she has a proper bite at it in 2013 and the results speak for themselves, once or twice during 2012 she boxed abover her weight, both time I believe when the track was iffy, this usually indicates a talent trying to break out, we shall see, give her a chance fellas.

pp916 - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 4:40 PM

Until she's on decent equipment she's never get the chance to show her true worth.....that bike needs a BIG upgrade from what it was last season, she is way better than that made her look.Credit to her for persevering and having such a positive attitude, I hope she gets the support she deserves.

And for those knocking female riders ...eerrrmm Cat Green??

Cheshirecat1 - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 4:57 PM

It's no use knocking Jen because she's female, we need to take a broad view. BSB is one of the strongest national comps in the world and lot's of 'names' come here and struggle (current Asian 600 Champ??) and if she was a bloke we'd not even be discussing. I'm struggling to think of many sports where men and women compete directly, there ain't many and in MX and trials they have their own. This means there's lots of factors but both Jen and Elena Rossell come from tough arena - Rossell in CEV. They should have their own series - iamgine the marketing value of that Mr Higgs!

Cheshirecat1 - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:03 PM

If you want to see if British ladies can cut it at World level - check out Emma Bristow - 2nd in the World Trials Champs and the the girl the beat her is PHENOMINAL! Apples with apples etc.

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