After Ilmor's withdrawal from MotoGP, the rider people felt most sorry for was Andrew Pitt. He had been dumped by Yamaha from the World Superbike team right at the end of the season, despite winning a race for them, and signed for Ilmor. Then Ilmor withdraw from MotoGP after just one race in the new season. That is a very tough break, by anyone's standard.
So his fans will be heartened by the news that Andrew Pitt will be taking Sebastian Charpentier's Ten Kate Honda in World Supersport for at least the Valencia WSBK round this weekend. The Ten Kate ride is undoubtedly the best bike in the World Supersport paddock, and so puts Pitt in with a good chance of showing off his talents. With injuries currently endemic in the Superbike and Supersport paddock, there's every chance of some more saddle time for Pitt later in the season.