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Bartol pleased with performance of `catching up´ KTM

Bartol pleased with performance of `catching up´ KTM

Austrian factory boss predicts more to come after Kallio and Aoyama one-two.

The Red Bull KTM team took a memorable one-two at the Shanghai International Circuit and Mika Kallio holds a comfortable advantage at the head of the 250cc World Standings, but Harald Bartol from the Austrian factory believes that they are still playing catch-up with the might of Aprilia.

`We are hoping to have some new parts in the summer, to test out for the end of the year, but at the moment we still have a little catching up to do with Aprilia. We are in good condition,´ noted the former rider after watching Kallio and team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama storm their way to first and second on the podium.

Kallio already holds two wins to his name in the 2008 season, and Bartol has been pleased with the form shown by the Finnish rider long-associated with KTM machinery through his time in 125cc and now the quarter litre category.

`When you watch Mika you can see that he isn´t making any mistakes and riding a very clever race. Now we hope that he continues like this for the whole season.´

Tags:
250cc, 2008, Mika Kallio, Hiroshi Aoyama, Red Bull KTM 250

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