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Mika Kallio anxious to ride the new KTM

Mika Kallio anxious to ride the new KTM

Mika Kallio anxious to ride the new KTM

Mika Kallio escaped from the intense cold weather of his homeland to take a short family break in Spain ahead of his trip to Estoril, where tomorrow he will take part in his first test of 2006, part of a jam-packed KTM team.

Last week the Finn attended the Helsinki Motorcycle Show. Chosen as 2005´s best Finnish motorist (ahead of such figures as Formula 1´s Kimi Raikonnen), Kallio was one of the stars of the show at the Austrian factory´s stand.

Kallio spoke with the national press and described his enormous desire to start testing. "I´m really up for taking to the track in Portugal, where we will be alongside KTM´s 125cc and 250cc teams. I can´t wait to start work on the 2006 bike, with its new chassis and new suspension" declared 2005´s 125cc World Championship runner-up.

Kallio will have a new teammate by his side for the 2006 season, Spaniard Julián Simón joining the Finn in the KTM team.

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125cc, 2006, Mika Kallio

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