Kallio Racing, who provides technical support during races with the use of Unior hand tools, has two new riders eager for success in the 2020 World Supersport season
Preparations for the FIM World Supersport Championship 2020 season are already underway and the Kallio Racing team has already revealed their two riders for the next season. In all of the 2020 championship races, the two will receive technical support that includes the Unior hand tool, which is used to ensure the quality and technical perfection of racing vehicles. In 2020, the Finnish team will have two riders, both eager for success: Isaac Viñales and Hannes Soomer.
In the latter half of the 2019 season, the 26-year-old Spaniard Isaac Viñales was one of the fastest riders in the Supersport class, achieving three podium places. "We are delighted to be able to continue working with Isaac for a second consecutive season and to aim for further success in 2020. We shall continue that hard work which led to good results at the end of last season," said Vesa Kallio, Kallio Racing’s team manager.
Isaac Viñales added: "I am very happy to be able to race for Kallio Racing for the second year running. Last year was a year of learning where the progress was clear and we finished the season in a great shape. The goal for this year is to build on the progress from last year and fight for the title."
The 21-year-old Estonian Hannes Soomer has been confirmed as the new driver of the Finnish team. The beginnings of the collaboration between Kallia Racing and Hannes Sommer go back to 2015, when Sommer competed in the FIM World Supersport race in Magny-Cours, France as a "wild card" driver. Soomer now has two full seasons behind him in World Supersport class with Honda and in the next season, he will aim for success with Yamaha. "I look forward to working with Hannes again. Now it’s important to find confidence in the bike and in his own racing beginning with the very first tests, so that we will be ready at the season opening in Australia," says Vesa Kallio.
Hannes Soomer: "I am happy to be back with Kallio Racing for 2020! Without a doubt, they are a top level team in the World Supersport class and I am eager to see what we can achieve together. Me and the team have similar ambitions for this season as we want to fight for top positions. To achieve this, we will have to work hard before the start of the season, and I can’t wait to get started."
With the riders, preparations for the 2020 season will start at the end of November 2019 with tests in Cartagena and Jerez, Spain. The first race of the 2020 Supersport World Cup will be the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia on March 1, 2020. It is for this very reason that we are particularly proud to continue to contribute to the progress and development of the racing season in 2020.