Stunning end of the season: Nick Kalinin wins Supermoto Championship of Ukraine
Stunning end of the season: Nick Kalinin wins Supermoto Championship of Ukraine 15.10.2018

Stunning end of the season: Nick Kalinin wins Supermoto Championship of Ukraine

On October 13-14th, the final stage of the Supermoto Championship of Ukraine took place on the Kiev track “Chaika”. The last two races decided the fate of the title in the Open class, where the 19-year-old Nick Kalinin became the winner. Out of six races in the championship the Odessan claimed three wins and two podiums. Just two weeks earlier, Kalinin had already become the Superbike champion of Ukraine in the SuperSport class, and after it he decided to finish the season with not just a successful performance in Kiev - he wanted a double championship title.

Nick Kalinin # 22: “I wanted to finish the season with a good fight and an excellent result, and I did it! I’m very pleased with another title, for which I am grateful to my father and my great mental coach Devin for all the work this year. The Ukrainian Championship is always good training for international competitions, so I try to come and give my best. But if someone thinks that everything is so easy and predictable here - this is not true. All the guys are hard-working, developing and progressing, so the slightest problem or mistake ... and... come on, try to catch up. For example, in the last race my motorcycle broke down, and I was left without a result and no points. It is good that I was able to earn it before in the overall standings. Well, and, of course, I love to compete in the Supermoto Championship, so it’s doubly pleasant to become a champion!”

In addition to performing in the Open class, Nick Kalinin won in the Pitbike class this weekend. This is his first official performance on a motorcycle of the French brand YCF. As the rider himself said, after a positive experience of participating with a new bike, he is thinking about competing in this category on a regular basis.


Photo: Alexander Yakunin

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