#22 Mykyta Kalinin

I want to achieve a major title in MotoGP or Superbike

Mykyta Kalinin

Rider bio

"From an early age, my father used to take me to his motorcycle races," explains Nick. "He was one of the fastest riders in the Ukraine."

"Then when I grew up, my father ended his racing career and started coaching me. Now my father is not only a father for me but also a coach, sponsor and best friend. All that I have achieved is also due to his merit."

As Nick's favourite subject at school is English he is happy to talk about some of his racing experiences. "My best race was the second round of Ukrainian Supermoto in 2013. I took the first position in qualifying. So I started on pole and held the first position until the first dirt section, then I was overtaken by my first opponent. After a couple of laps in second, I decided to regain the lead. But while I was overtaking the first rider, both of us were overtaken by the third. The race was exciting and I took the win only on the last lap."

"The most interesting race of 2014 was the first round of the Tatarstan SBK Championship. I participated in the SuperSport class on a CBR 600RR. I started from second on the grid and made a false start, so I had to do my best. Finally, I finished first but because of penalty for false start I got second."

Nick has a broad experience to draw on; "In 2014, I got a lot of skills and experience of riding road bikes, supermoto and motocross." For 2015 he has clear goals; "To get on the podium in the Rookies Cup and to finish the year in the top 5."

That will be the first step in chasing the example of his hero Marc Marquez. "I want to achieve a major title in MotoGP or Superbike."

He certainly enjoys what he does. "The combination of riding and working with the team gives me the most satisfaction. I love the tracks with a elevation changes such as Portimão." When he is not racing it is rollerskating and table tennis."


2015 - Brno on his way to 18th in Race 1, 16th in Race 2

Results

Race Position Points
01 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 22
02 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 19 0
03 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 NC 0
25 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 22
26 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 17 0
27 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 18 0
10 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 24
11 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 21 0
12 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 NC 0
14 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 21
15 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 18 0
17 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 16 0
28 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying NC
29 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 18 0
30 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 NC 0
11 SEP 2015 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 24
12 SEP 2015 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 20 0
25 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 21
26 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 16 0
28 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 18 0
Race Position Points
22 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 19
23 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 11 5
24 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 15 1
24 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 20
25 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 NC 0
26 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 8 8
15 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 19
16 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 13 3
17 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 10 6
12 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Qualifying 23
13 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Race 1 21 0
14 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Race 2 19 0
19 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 24
20 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 18 0
21 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 18 0
09 SEP 2016 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 18
10 SEP 2016 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 14 2
23 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 19
24 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 14 2
25 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 13 3