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Mika Kallio

Mika Kallio
Kallio at the 2005 Qatar Grand Prix.
NameMika Kallio
CaptionKallio at the 2005 Qatar Grand Prix.
Birth DateNovember 8, 1982(age 34)
Birth PlaceValkeakoski (Finland)
Current TeamMarc VDS Racing Team
Bike Number36
MotoGP Active Years2009 2010
MotoGP ManufacturersDucati
MotoGP Championships0
MotoGP Race Starts32
MotoGP Race Wins0
MotoGP Podiums0
MotoGP Poles0
MotoGP Fastest Laps0
MotoGP Total Points114
MotoGP Last Season2010
MotoGP Last Position17th (43 pts)
Moto2 Active Years2011
Moto2 ManufacturersSuter-Honda
Moto2 Championships0
Moto2 Race Starts13
Moto2 Race Wins0
Moto2 Podiums0
Moto2 Poles0
Moto2 Fastest Laps0
Moto2 Total Points25
250 Active Years2007 2008
250 ManufacturersKTM
250 Championships0
250 Race Starts33
250 Race Wins5
250 Podiums10
250 Poles2
250 Fastest Laps4
250 Total Points353
250 Last Season2008
250 Last Position3rd (196 pts)
125 Active Years2001 2006
125 ManufacturersHonda, KTM
125 Championships0
125 Race Starts82
125 Race Wins7
125 Podiums23
125 Poles12
125 Fastest Laps4
125 Total Points751
125 Last Season2006
125 Last Position2nd (262 pts)

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Mika Kallio (born 8 November 1982 in Valkeakoski) is a Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer. He debuted in the 125cc World Championship with the Finnish rookie team Ajo Motorsport in 2001 and was awarded the "Rookie of the Year" in 2002. After moving to Red Bull KTM during the 2003 season, he finished runner-up in the class in 2005 and 2006.

In his first year with KTM in the 250cc class, Kallio took two wins and finished seventh. In 2008, he led the championship throughout the first half of the season, eventually having to settle for third place. For the 2009 season, he moved to the MotoGP (800cc) class, racing on a Ducati Desmosedici GP9 for Ducati's satellite team Pramac Racing where he finished 15th in his first season in the top class and obtained the "Rookie of the Year" award. However 2010 was less successful, struggling with injury and lack of confidence, resulting in a lowly 17th.

Kallio looks to rediscover his form in 2011, competing in the Moto2 World Championship for the Marc VDS Racing Team riding a Suter.

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