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Pitt 'disappointed' with Motorpoint drop

The former World Superbike racer expresses his anger at being replaced for the final two rounds of the British Superbike Championship.
Andrew Pitt has criticised the way he has been dropped from the Motorpoint Yamaha rider line-up in favour of newcomer Loris Baz.

Baz stepped in for Pitt, who was in the latter stages of his recovery from a broken collarbone, at Croft, the French teenager going on to impress with a run to seventh position on his debut.

As such, Baz has been given the chance to see out the season with the Rob McElnea-helmed team in place of Pitt, who in turn had only joined Motorpoint Yamaha in place of Neil Hodgson and then Ian Lowry.

While the Australian wishes the team all the best for the remainder of the season, he has slammed the way his release was dealt with, particularly given the severity of his collarbone injury.

“I'm obviously disappointed by decision of the team, however, more so by the way the situation was handled,” he said. “I've had my neck on the line and injured myself working hard to find a more competitive set up for the machine and we were making good progress with the Yamaha.

“I wish the team all the best for the remainder of the season and I will now be focusing on fitness and on 2011.”

Pitt, a double World Supersport Champion, was hailed as a high-profile signing for Motorpoint Yamaha earlier in the season, though the Australian would compete in just four events with the team.


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