Many names have been already linked with Ilmor, but the latest rider to be spotted hanging around the British manufacturer's pit box is former Yamaha World Superbike racer Andrew Pitt. Pitt was dropped unexpectedly this year by Yamaha, to make room for Troy Corser who was unceremoniously dumped by Corona Suzuki at the end of the year. There can be no doubt that Pitt has talent: he is a former World Supersport champion, and has improved during each of the 3 seasons he has spent in World Superbike. What's more, he is a good deal younger than either of the other names currently being linked with Ilmor, the 34 year old Garry McCoy, or the 41(!) year old Jeremy McWilliams.
More details on this, and the rest of the first day's testing at Valencia, over on MotoGrandPrix.it