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Kallio renews contract with Pramac Racing for 2010

Kallio renews contract with Pramac Racing for 2010

Finnish rider Mika Kallio has been confirmed as a Ducati satellite rider in MotoGP for another year.

The steady progress and solid performances of MotoGP rookie Mika Kallio have earned him another season in the premier class with his current employers Pramac Racing, who have confirmed that he will ride for them again in 2010.

Returning to the team this weekend at the Grande Premio de Portugal, after standing in for three rounds in the factory Ducati team as a replacement for Casey Stoner, Kallio now goes into the final four races of the 2009 World Championship totally focused on the job at hand.

He stated, “Now that we have agreed for next season we can exclusively concentrate on our work on track. I am very happy to be able to continue with the Pramac Racing Team, with Paolo Campinoti and with Ducati. This season is going in a positive direction. We have had some highs and lows, but considering that it is my rookie season, that’s normal. We trust in our ability improve next year.”

Paolo Campinoti, Pramac Racing’s Team Principal, stated, “We are very happy to agree this deal with Mika and to continue to work together next season. This year, in his MotoGP debut campaign, he has produced positive performances and we believe we can improve next year. We believe in his riding abilities and we are proud to be able to continue this project together.”

MotoGP, 2009, GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, Mika Kallio, Pramac Racing

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