Where is Andrew Pitt?
An update on what Andrew Pitt has been up to.
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Andrew Pitt Career Update
Ex-MotoGP rider, WSBK rider and 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, Andrew underwent surgery to his shoulder and collarbone then began an intense rehabilitation program. Complications with the injury have been ongoing and Andrew 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, Andrew 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, including JP Media’s new track focused “Knee Down” magazine. 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 (British Superbike) squad. Andrew attended the Knockhill round of the championship in Scotland recently and helped take the team and Gary to their best result yet – third on the grid and fourth/sixth over the line. Andrew’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.
You can follow Andrew Pitt on Twitter @andrewpitt
Andrew Pitt Specifications
Racing number: 88
Date of birth: February 19, 1976.
Birthplace: Kempsey NSW, Australia.
First race: 1994 Oran Park, NSR250 Formula 2
First win: 1994 Oran Park, NSR 250 Formula 2 (Won first ever race)
World Supersport debut: 2000, Australia, Phillip island
First World Supersport win: 2002 Australian, Phillip Island.
Total World Supersport wins: 7
Total World Supersport podiums: 21
World Superbike debut: 2005, Qatar, Losail
First World Superbike win: 2006, Misano
Total World Superbike wins: 1
Total World Superbike podium places: 6
World Championship Titles
World Supersport Champion 2001 – Kawasaki, 2008 – Honda.
1996: 2nd Australian 250cc production Championship
1997: Victorian Supersport Champion
1998: 2nd Australian Supersport Championship
1999: Australian Supersport Champion, 2nd Superbike – Kawasaki
2000: 10th World Supersport Championship – Kawasaki
2001: World Supersport Champion – Kawasaki
2002: 5th World Supersport Championship
26th MotoGP World Championship – Kawasaki
2003: 26th MotoGP World Championship – Kawasaki
2004: 27th MotoGP World Championship – Moriwaki
12th World Supersport Championship – Yamaha
2005: 8th World Superbike Championship – Yamaha
2006: 5th World Superbike Championship – Yamaha
2007: 17th World Supersport Championship – Honda
2008: World Supersport Champion – Honda
2009: Sixth World Supersport Championship – Honda
2010; WSBK, BSB, WSS