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Mika Kallio wasn’t so desperate to return to MotoGP in 2015 that he would ride for a pittance after confirming he did turn down offers from Aspar Honda and Forward Racing. Kallio has made no secret of his desire to return MotoGP for the first time since 2010 and was made formal offers to join Nicky Hayden on a production Honda RC213V-RS or take the Forward Yamaha option with Stefan Bradl. But the Finn rejected both for the derisory salary on offer and claimed he secured a more lucrative pay deal by agreeing to join the Italtrans Moto2 squad in 2015 after being replaced at Marc VDS Racing by Alex Marquez. Kallio told MCN: “They didn’t want to pay a decent salary and