Make it in a man’s world HOW THE HELL...
Jenny Tinmouth is a Honda BSB rider and has lapped the TT at 119.945mph 12-PAGE SPECIAL
“The world of racing and motorbikes doesn’t feel like a man’s world to me. It’s my world… and theirs, it’s everyone’s world. It’s about following a passion, and mine is motorbikes. I got into bikes simply because I love them; there was no masterplan to be ‘a girl in a man’s world’ or anything like that. It’s the reason why my whole life is dedicated to bikes, both racing them and fixing them in my day job running The Two Wheel Workshop, where we do everything from race-prep to Mots.
“I probably did it the hard way: I didn’t come from a racing background and didn’t have any money, but I just loved it – and if you have that love then anything that you really, really want to do, you can. If you’ve got that passion in your heart then you can achieve anything. You’ll always find ways and means to do it – and never let anybody say that you can’t.”
was my warning and not to do the same thing again. “A lot of practice also helps and I’ve had my fair share of crashing, so it becomes the norm. You still have to go out and go faster– that’s just part of the job. That’s when you mentally block it by closing your eyes and thinking ‘If I go down again, I go down again.’”