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WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin is ready for a double-battle for the prizes of the World Championship in Spain
Organizers add extra race to the Spanish Grand Prix
03.06.2019 11:37:00 pm
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WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin is ready for a double-battle for the prizes of the World Championship in Spain
WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin is ready for a double-battle for the prizes of the World Championship in Spain
03.06.2019 11:37:00 pm
Organizers add extra race to the Spanish Grand Prix
On June 8-9th, two races of the FIM World Supersport 300 Championship - with the participation of Nikita Kalinin from Odessa - will take place at the Jerez circuit. At the previous stage of the world championship in the Italian Imola, the Race Director was forced to cancel the race due to heavy rainfall - which did not stop, but only intensified within a few hours. In this regard, for the upcoming Spanish stage, for the first time, there will be two races at once: one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. It is worth noting that the pilots who will take part in the race “Last chance” will have less than two hours to rest before the main start.

For Nick Kalinin, rider of «Nutec - RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki» team, this situation for the weekend was a positive thing. At the previous round, Kalinin was in the leading group in practice, but due to technical problems he could not take part in qualifying and could not make an additional race to get into the main race. Now this weekend, the Ukrainian will start from scratch and he will be able to fight for a double victory in Spain.

Nick Kalinin # 22: “For the first time in Imola I felt that my motorcycle was really competitive, but that time I first encountered a number of technical problems that did not give me a chance to compete on the weekend. I did everything I could in Italy. Now I expect that the team will fix the problems with the bike, and we will repeat the good start of the Italian weekend and we will supplement it with the fight for victory in two races.

After Imola, I did not stop working, although I felt in good shape. Jerez will be very hot, so I tried to conduct training in this environment, so as to be prepared for high temperatures. For me, this stage is special, because for the first time I have a personal sponsor from Odessa - “Hotel Milano”. I am doubly pleased that I am supported in my hometown, where I and my family live. I am very grateful to the fans and all my sponsors for their support.”

After three stages of the World Championship, Nick Kalinin is in the 9th position in the overall standings among more than 50 of the world’s fastest pilots.

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Nick Kalinin fights for podium in world championship in the Netherlands
Ukrainian champion is the 4-th at the World Superbike round in Assen.
14.04.2019 07:00:00 pm
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Nick Kalinin fights for podium in world championship in the Netherlands
Nick Kalinin fights for podium in world championship in the Netherlands
14.04.2019 07:00:00 pm
Ukrainian champion is the 4-th at the World Superbike round in Assen.
Ukrainian champion is the 4-th at the World Superbike round in Assen.

The sole Ukranian contender in WorldSBK improved significantly from the opening round last weekend in Spain. Throughout the weekend, Kalinin achieved consistent top 10 results, with Saturday’s qualifying session allowing the Odessan to start from P7 on the grid.
In the race, Kalinin successfully joined the lead group and was able to remain in the top 10 for the entirety of the race – with numerous moments where Kalinin entered podium, even winning, contention. Battling against the likes of 2018 World Supersport 300 Champion Ana Carrasco, the #22 rider kept his cool and ended a positive weekend with an admirable 4th place.

Nick Kalinin #22: “I’m very happy to again be in the fight for victory. My team worked on the bike after the Aragon race and we found a solution for this race. It was a crazy weekend and race. We had very difficult conditions in every session when it came to the weather, but I tried not to make mistakes. Snow was a big surprise in Saturday’s superpole. I made just one lap and it started snowing.
I had good start to 2nd position and gave all in this crazy fight. To cross the finish line 4th is good but my main target is to be on podium. I will try to achieve this goal in the next race. Thank you for all of the support from my sponsors, family and fans.”

Nick now places at 9th in the overall standings of the world championship. The next race is to be held on the 10th-12th of May at Imola, Italy; where our Ukranian champion achieved third in 2017.

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WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin earns important points in Spain to fight for World Championship title
Ukrainian finished 14th in a difficult race at first race of WorldSSP300
09.04.2019 08:56:00 pm
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WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin earns important points in Spain to fight for World Championship title
WorldSBK: Nick Kalinin earns important points in Spain to fight for World Championship title
09.04.2019 08:56:00 pm
Ukrainian finished 14th in a difficult race at first race of WorldSSP300
Ukrainian finished 14th in a difficult race at first race of WorldSSP300

Nick Kalinin, a 20-year-old motorcycle racer from Odessa, returned to the World Superbike circus in the Supersport 300 category with the German team "Nutec - RT Motorsports by SKM". The season of the world championship for Ukrainian rider started on April 7th in Spain at the Motorland Aragon Circuit. Kalinin from the first practice worked in the leading group and in the final race earned important points to fight for the title. The Odessan finished 14th in front of the vice-champion of last year.

The World Championship Supersport 300 in 2019 received a new development. From this year, more than 50 motorcycle racers will compete at each stage, and in the final race only 36 of the fastest pilots will be able to compete for victory at the stage.

At the first race, new electronics was used on Kalinin's motorcycle to limit the power for his Kawasaki 400. The team, together with the rider, did a lot of work to prepare the bike for the race, but only after the flag, the necessary settings were found.

Kalinin started from the 15th position and in the several laps moved into 8th place. Due to a mistake of the KTM pilot, an incident occurred, as a result of which 2 motorcycle racers fell immediately ahead of Nick Kalinin. After a dangerous situation, in order not to join the outgoing, Nick was forced to leave the first group, which fought for the victory and could continue the battle only for championship points.

Nick Kalinin #22: “I am very happy to return to the World Championship. Of course, before the start of the first stage I expected to be exactly in the top 10, but unpredictable situations always occur in a race. In addition, we all tried to improve the work of the bike. This year there are technical changes in relation to Kawasaki motorcycles, and, it also affects the bike. After the race I spent a few hours with the team on the analysis and it seems that we have found where we are losing on the track. Whether we are right or not -will be seen already in Assen.

In general, I am pleased with this start, because the race was very difficult. Both Marc García, the champion of 2017, and Ana Carrasco, the current world champion, were both without points. I was able to find a decision in a difficult situation in track. Now I and team confidently preparing for the second stage. "

The next stage of the World Championship will be held April 12-14th in Assen, the Netherlands.


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