Jenny Tinmouth has said she is 'over the moon' after being announced as the third Honda Racing rider for the upcoming 2015 British Superbikes season.

The 36-year-old will join Jason O'Halloran and Dan Linfoot on the factory Honda CBR1000RR and admitted she was completely surprised when the team approached her.

"I'm absolutely over the moon and cannot believe I'm riding for Honda Racing in the British Superbike Championship. The offer was totally unexpected," Tinmouth said. "I went for a meeting with Nick Campolucci to discuss the season and had a few cheeky questions I wanted to ask about Honda helping me out with bikes, and when the offer came I couldn't believe what I was being asked."

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The Chester-based racer is the fastest woman ever to complete a lap at the world-famous Isle of Man TT and has competed in BSB as a privateer entry on Honda bikes in the past four seasons.

"I went into the meeting thinking it would just be some help and came out as a full-time Honda rider. It's always been my ultimate dream to ride for the team and to have the opportunity this year is just amazing."

Honda Racing is currently the only manufacturer-owned team on the BSB grid and won the riders' championship in the 2013 with Alex Lowes.