News 28 Jun 2011

Pitt keeping busy despite lack of racing in 2011 season

Andrew Pitt watched close friend Cam Donald contest the Isle of Man TT recently.

Andrew Pitt watched close friend Cam Donald contest the Isle of Man TT recently.

Former dual World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt is someone we have not heard from much this year, however, the 35-year-old Aussie has been busier than ever.

After injury forced an early end to his 2010 season in BSB and WSBK/WSS, Pitt underwent surgery to his shoulder and collarbone then began an intense rehabilitation program.

Complications with the injury have been ongoing and Pitt has been returning to Europe from Australia on a regular basis to see specialists. He is working very hard to get back to full fitness, however it is taking longer than expected due to the nature of the injuries.

During the rehabilitation process, Pitt has kept himself very busy with an extended visit to his base on the Isle of Man, where he spent TT week with good friend Cameron Donald and participating in daily cycling races outside of TT week.

Pitt has also been contributing to a number of magazines in Europe and Australia, as Pitt has a keen interest in writing and journalism.

As well as the magazine work, Pitt will be making a guest appearance on Speed TV at the Brno round of the championship on 10 July.

Perhaps the biggest news for Pitt is the signing as crew chief to Gary Mason in the factory Kawasaki BSB squad.

Pitt attended the Knockhill round of the championship in Scotland recently and helped take the team and Mason to their best result yet – third on the grid and fourth/sixth over the line.

Pitt’s extensive experience in all top classes of motorcycle road racing has proven invaluable to the team.

As far as riding goes, at the moment due to his injuries, Andrew has restricted any track time to magazine testing only.

To follow Pitt’s progress follow him on Twitter @andrewpitt.