Australian dual World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt has this morning confirmed a two-year deal to ride a BMW S 1000 RR in the World Superbike Championship for the all-new Reitwagen BMW Team alongside Roland Resch. Johan ‘Stiggy’ Stigefelt has been confirmed as the team Technical Manager and Australian Peter Goddard will join the team as Chassis Engineer. The Reitwagen BMW Team is the first satellite team to run the new S 1000 RR and the bikes will be prepared in a dedicated workshop at the BMW factory. Testing officially begins at Eastern Creek, NSW, Australia in early February followed by a second testing schedule at Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, prior to the World Superbike round at the famous circuit. Andrew Pitt, “After four years I’m very happy to be back in World Superbike and excited about riding for such a dedicated and passionate team. The team also includes plenty of very experienced operators and BMW are obviously serious about the World Superbike program, so I think this is going to be a great thing. “The S 1000 RR is, on specification and results, a competitive machine already and I’m looking forward to testing the bike at Eastern Creek and Phillip Island early in the New Year. With 47 World Superbike races under his belt and 66 World Supersport races, Andrew will be bringing a wealth of experience to the team. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of a new bike. I’ve been working hard on my fitness and I’m more motivated than ever to have a successful two-years.” Andrew will spend the next two months at home in the NSW North Coast town of Port Macquarie where he will be joined early in 2010 by teammate Roland Resch. The pair will train together in the lead up to the start of the season, ensuring that both riders are at peak fitness before tackling to 215-plus horsepower BMW S 1000 RR.