Dual Supersport World Champion Andrew Pitt has been confirmed for a grand prix return in Moto2, replacing Alex De Angelis on the Scot Racing Team GP210 at Brno in the Czech Republic.
Dual Supersport World Champion Andrew Pitt has been confirmed for a grand prix return in Moto2, replacing Alex De Angelis on the Scot Racing Team GP210 at Brno in the Czech Republic as the Italian rider replaces injured Japanese ace Hiroshi Aoyama in the MotoGP class.
With vast MotoGP, Superbike and Supersport experience, Pitt will help the team develop and evolve the bike beginning with testing in Italy in a fortnight.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to return to grand prix racing and the team are happy,” Pitt commented. “I’ll help them with the switch from Showa to Ohlins suspension and with engine settings as I have Honda 600 experience.
“It’s definitely an extremely competitive and tough class so I’m looking forward to the challenge. It should be like the old days in World Supersport when there were full grids and 15 possible winners in every race. I’m looking forward to testing the machine and then racing at Brno.”
The Brno round will take place on 13-15 August, where Pitt will make his debut in the Czech Republic for the Scot team.
Pitt started the season with the ill-fated Reitwagen BMW team in the Superbike World Championship aboard an S 1000 RR before the effort collapsed mid-season, most recently signing with Rob Mac Racing to contest the British Superbike Championship for Motorpoint Yamaha on a YZF-R1.