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Nick Kalinin wins first stage of the international championship:  Cossacks Pitbike Cup
Kalinin is ready for race in Misano
16.06.2019 02:43:00 pm
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Nick Kalinin wins first stage of the international championship:  Cossacks Pitbike Cup
Nick Kalinin wins first stage of the international championship:  Cossacks Pitbike Cup
16.06.2019 02:43:00 pm
Kalinin is ready for race in Misano
On June 16 th in Kiev, Nick Kalinin became the absolute winner of the first stage of the Cossacks Pitbike Cup. The championship was attended by 58 riders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and even a rider of the World Championship in the Supersport class: Japanese Hikari Okubo. Kalinin won qualifications and was the fastest in the fight during the race. The Odessan considers this start important in preparation for the World Championship, which will be held in Italian Misano on June 23rd.

Nick Kalinin #22: “I took part in this championship for the first time and I am very pleased. I especially like my YCF bike which is supplied for me by AM Chain. In general, I love home supermoto races, the Ukrainian Superbike Championship, and now also pit-bike races. It was a high-level event, in which many fast pilots took part.

This time it was important for me to work not only for fun in front of my home fans, but also to focus on fast laps. Ahead of the world championship stage, where qualification is now my weak point; we need to work on the strategy, because even if I overtake 10-20 positions in the race, when you start from the back of the grid, you lose the chance to fight for the podium. A bad qualification position created many problems for me at the last stage in Jerez, where I was quick in training and in the race, but because of a bad starting position I could not show the result. I am grateful to the organizers for the race in Ukraine, and now I'm focusing on the world championship, we need to do work on the mistakes in Italy.”

The Italian stage of the World Championship, with the participation of Nikita Kalinin, will be held June 22 nd (qualification) - June 23 rd (race).

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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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