The Kallio Racing Yamaha squad was the brainchild of two brothers from Finland whose names are well known in racing circles. Mika Kallio is a former MotoGP rider and Grand Prix race winner is one, but management of the team on a daily basis falls to brother Vesa, no mean racer himself.
The team exploded onto the world stage in 2016, claiming a podium finish with Niki Tuuli in each of the three Supersport World Championship wildcard appearances they made that season. It was enough to convince Vesa and father Hannu to commit to a full season in WorldSSP in 2017, where they quickly became a force to be reckoned with.
For 2018 the Kallio Racing Yamaha team signed former Moto3 World Champion, Sandro Cortese, who repaid their faith in him by winning the Supersport World Championship title at his first attempt.
Kallio Racing Yamaha expanded to three riders for the 2019 season, with Loris Cresson staying for a second season with the team, where he was joined by Austrian Thomas Gradinger and Spaniard Isaac Viñales. Scoring four podiums courtesy of Viñales and Gradinger the team finished 2019 a strong fourth in the standings.
In 2020 they will field Isaac Viñales and Estonian newcomer Hannes Soomer on the YZF-R6, aiming to deliver another rider’s title and further trophies.