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Kallio Racing  Professional road racing team from Finland. Racing in World Supersport in World SBK.

Kallio Racing Team’s Sandro Cortese finished fifth today at the round 10 in Portugal extending his lead in the championship into 16 points.

Kallio Racing returned in action after a long summer break this weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve circuit in Portugal.
Sandro Cortese who was leading the championship with five points over Jules Cluzel started the FIM Supersport World Championship round 10 from third place of the grid while Cluzel took a lightning start from fourth place into first place. Soon pole man Lucas Mahias moved back in front and Cortese tried to make his way into second. The move was not a success as the German slipped taking both him and Cluzel out. Cluzel needed to retire while Cortese managed to head back in the track. He was able to finish the race scoring important points of fifth place.
The race was won by Federico Caricasulo ahead of Kyle Smith and Raffaele De Rosa.

Kallio Racing’s young rider Loris Cresson was not fit to race as he broke his collarbone at the second free practice. The Belgian aims to be back in action when the FIM Supersport World Championship series continues on 30th of September at Magny-Cours track, in France.

Sandro Cortese:
It was a very tough race today. Unfortunately I crashed when I tried to overtake Jules. I was lucky that I could continue but of course I am very sorry for Jules and for his team, it´s a shame that I made him crash and I am very sorry for that. We were lucky that I could take fifth place. Big thanks to the team, they made a great job as always and I am now looking forward the next round at Magny-Cours.

Team leader Vesa Kallio:
The weekend before the race was so perfect, we were very competitive so it´s a shame that Sandro was a bit too eager in the beginning of the race. I am sorry for Jules and his team for that. It feels strange that we extended the lead but I don´t really feel like celebrating that as we could have done so much better. Now we have to focus on the next race in France as there we can´t make any mistakes in order to keep the leading position. I hope that Loris will also manage to be on the grid then.
#WorldSBK #WorldSSP #PortimaoWorldSBK

Sandro#11 1st 1,44.945 💪🔝

It’s a race day guys, and the sun is just about to rise here in Portimao! 🏍👏🏻 Today’s schedule (local time):
WUP 9.45
RACE 13.45

Superpole done 💪🏻💪🏻
Sandro#11 3rd +0,3s
First row start tomorrow👌

FP1&2 combined:

Sandro#11 3rd 0,1s
Loris#84 21th 2,4s

Loris had a nasty crash in FP2 and now he is at medical center to be examined for a collarbone damage. Let’s wait for the news from the medical center 🤞🏻🤞🏻

Portimao FP1:

Sandro#11 4th +0,6s
Loris#84 19th +2,7s

Finally the summer break is over, and we are back on the track, this time in Portimao 👏🏻👏🏻 Team and our riders are excited and we can’t wait for the weekend! 🤩
Tomorrow’s schedule (local time):
FP1 10.40
FP2 15.00

Saturday’s schedule:
FP3 09.15
SP1 14.00
SP2 14.25

#WorldSBK #WorldSSP #PortimaoWorldSBK

It was a good day here in Magny-Cours!
It was very important visit here, because the track is new for both of our riders. We did achieve some good results 👌🏻 Also the organizers were very friendly and helpful, big thanks for that! 🤩

Now we are heading straight to Portimao to test some more 💪🏻🏍🏍

It took long days, but now these beauties are so ready for the end of the season! 😍 Hard work, Vesa & Hannu! 🔝✔️
Big thanks to @dynocfin, #imatrankone and many other supporters 🙏🏻🙏🏻

The eighth Supersport Championship race was ridden on Sunday in Misano, Italy. Kallio Racing team rider Sandro Cortese reached his third podium position in a row in Italy. The young Belgian rider Loris Cresson had to watch the rest of the race from the paddock.
Disappointed in his second position in the last race Cortese headed to Italy with a two-point lead in the Championship. Cortese started from the fifth grid position. The rain from last night dried out in time and Sunday’s race was launched in good conditions.
Cortese climbed up to fourth position already on the second lap and into third on the next. The German pursued the top positions and clocked the fastest laptime of the race. Cortese ended up third 1.423 seconds to Raffaele De Rosa and 3.869 seconds to the race winner Federico Caricasulo.
Cortese managed to keep his biggest rival in the Championship, Jules Cluzel, behind him. Cluzel was only two points behind Cortese before Italy but with the third position Cortese managed to grow the gap into five points.
Team manager Vesa Kallio was satisfied with Cortese’s podium position especially as the German secured the lead in the Championship with his third position.

Kallio Racing Belgian rider Loris Cresson started his race from 25th position as his best superpole lap was disqualified due to small exceed on track limits.
Celebrating his 20th birthday on August Cresson had a magical start for the race and was already 16th after two laps. The young Belgian did a good job fighting for better positions but unfortunately his race ended already on the tenth lap.
Team manager Kallio praised Cresson’s great battle on Sunday’s race.

Team manager Kallio revealed that in spite of the break in the Championship the team wouldn’t be using beach towels any time soon. The Finn was very satisfied with the success they have had so far this season.
Cortese is leading the Supersport Championship with a five-point difference to Cluzel. Cresson is 12th in the Championship. Supersport Championship is taking a summer break after Italy as the next Championship race will not be ridden until September 14-15 in Portugal. 📷Philippe Damiens
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Race is over, and Sandro did make it to the podium! 👏🏻👊🏻Unfortunately Loris did crash on the 10th lap, but the rider is OK! 👍🏻👍🏻 More info about the race coming later.

WUP : Sandro 1st 1,38.045 Loris 17th +1,6s

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