The Finn will change the Spaniard for the last spherical of the season after the rookie examined obvious for Covid-19 before Valencia

Pink Bull KTM Tech3’s Iker Lecuona would possibly possibly no longer be in a location to rob allotment within the last spherical of the 2020 MotoGP™ World Championship after sorting out obvious on Covid-19 last week. Therefore, KTM test rider Mika Kallio will be stepping in on the Autodromo Internacional attain Algarve for the Grande Premio MEO de Portugal.

The Finnish rider shall be returning to MotoGP™ after he competed within the 2nd half of of the 2019 World Championship within the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing squad following Johann Zarco’s departure.

Mika Kallio: “First of all, it‘s no longer a easy advise for the group and for Iker. I’m sorry that he’ll want to skip this speed as successfully. So, I’ll leap on the bike, which is no longer that easy for the time being, attributable to I haven’t been on the bike no longer too usually this year. Obviously, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to perceive what my bustle is and how I’m in a position to be taught the new notice and a ramification of alternative things. Pointless to disclose, the crew is new for me, so I for dash comprise many things to be taught. It’s a monumental advise and we’ll lunge and accomplish every thing as handiest as that you just can admire of.

“It’s consistently an honor to speed with a MotoGP bike and furthermore being with Hervé and Pink Bull KTM Tech3. I do know them for a actually long time and it’s valid to come aid to racing, even supposing it’s handiest the last speed of the season. The finale is continually a assorted 2nd for every person and it’s consistently superb to be there with the very most attention-grabbing bikes and the very most attention-grabbing guys spherical, I consistently skills it a lot. We don’t comprise the leisure to request there, we attain our job and we are in a position to perceive the place we pause up. When a rider places the helmet on and the pink lights flip off, I admire the speed temper shall be there at present. So, I admire it’s going to be a animated weekend.”

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