Congrats, Mika Kallio!
We were sorry to hear that Casey Stoner is unwell, but also thrilled for Mika Kallio, gaining a 3-race opportunity with the MotoGP factory Ducati. Well done, Mika – go for it!
We are particularly delighted since Dave had the chance to meet Mika at the recent WRC in Finland, courtesy of our new friend Pekka Vihma’s generous hospitality. Dave, being an ex-pro superbike racer, had much to chat about with Mika, who aside from being extremely talented, is a superb guy and most gracious. Here’s a pic of the two of them together:
Dave with Mika Kallio at Rally Finland
And one of Pekka in action. He drove an excellent rally, finishing 31st overall and 10th in his class!
Pekka Vihma in action at Rally Finland 2009
Our sincere thanks to Pekka and our other Finnish friends for the wonderful welcome they all gave us! Here’s a link to my Facebook album with a few more photo’s from our trip: Finland 2009.