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Kallio and Morbidelli with Italtrans in 2015

Kallio and Morbidelli with Italtrans in 2015

Italtrans Team and Mika Kallio have signed an agreement – one year, plus a one-year option - joining forces for next season in the Moto2™ World Championship.

With Franco Morbidelli already confirmed, the team’s 2015 line-up is complete. Italtrans Team have expressed their gratitude to Julian Simon, who has been part of the team for the last two years, contributing with his passion and talent.

Kallio commented: ““For me it's really good. I already know them a little bit, because a few people from the team I already know from the past. Finnish and Italian people are different, but I'm sure that passion and calmness will be a great combination. This year, thinking about my future, I had two targets: MotoGP or Moto2, but not just any team, only the right one. Italtrans is one of the best squads in Moto2, and that was my first priority in the class. Also, they ride with Kalex and I wanted to keep the same bike for next season.”

“The team is very professional, and discussing with them they always said ‘we want to win’, and that is also my goal all the time. To be the best on track. So, in the end, having decided to stay in Moto2, it has been quite easy to decide on Italtrans. Let's see what we can do together. For me we have the real goal in our mind. Of course, I'll try to win also this year the title and to repeat it next year.”

Luigi Pansera, Team Manager, said, “We are very happy with the team we are building up – it's a good combination of talent, experience, ability, different cultures. We are focused, committed and with a great desire to do things right. I want to express my gratitude to the Bellina family: it's thanks to them, to their support and passion, that we are in the sport and planning our future. As Mika said, we want to win.”

Moto2, 2014, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Mika Kallio, Italtrans Racing Team

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