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Andrew Pitt makes home debut after riding in Sepang

Andrew Pitt makes home debut after riding in Sepang

Andrew Pitt makes home debut after riding in Sepang

Australian Andrew Pitt will ride in front of his home fans for the first time in MotoGP this weekend after making his debut in the series last Sunday at Sepang as a replacement for Akira Yanagawa. The Kawasaki rider battled in the face of great odds in Malaysia but this weekend he will have the track, and the fans, on his side.

´The biggest experience was to learn how to ride with the bike sliding,´ said Pitt, who finished 19th in Sepang. `Only at the beginning I made too many mistakes, because I tried too hard in the first few laps. I opened the throttle too early and too hard, the way I used to do it with the 600, and I had a few big moments because of that. Now I´m looking forward to Phillip Island where we will try some modifications with my seating position and with the handlebars. I would have liked to have taken some points in Malaysia but now I´ll try to do that in Australia.´ .

Meanwhile Team Manager Harald Eckl also expressed his satisfaction at the result: ´The most important thing for Andrew and for us was to get a race finish. Andrew could have pushed a little harder in the beginning of the race, but he only experienced later on that the bike was still easy to control when it started sliding. I´m sure Andrew will be faster again at his home track where he won the World Supersport race at the beginning of the season.

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