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Mike Alessi

He was riding his motorcycle before he was even out of diapers, and by his father’s accounts, was more of a mini-factory rider than merely another amateur motocross racer. Alessi was truly born to be a professional motocross racer, and now he finds himself ranked among the fastest on the planet. After one of the most impressive amateur careers in motocross history, Alessi was... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Victorville, CA, USA
Website: www.alessiracing.com
Twitter: @malessi800
Team: Smartop MotoConcepts Racing
Sponsors: MotoConcepts, Smartop, FMF, JT Racing

250 Series Points

450 Series Points

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July 25, 2015

Washougal 450 Practice: Alessi slides out in practice

Mike Alessi slides out in the corner during practice due to the wet conditions

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July 24, 2015

Mike Alessi returning to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Washougal

Check out photos of Alessi riding the track on press day.

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May 06, 2015

Mike Alessi splitting time between USA, Canada, Europe this summer

MotoConcepts will be expanding their operation beyond the U.S. again this year.

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September 09, 2014

Mike Alessi Re-Signs with MotoConcepts, 2015 Plans Still Uncertain

Mike Alessi will return to the Smartop MotoConcepts Racing team in 2015, but where he'll actually be racing is still up in the air.

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April 02, 2014

Mike Alessi, MotoConcepts Planning to Race in Canada

Mike Alessi, Kyle Cunningham and the Smartop MotoConcepts racing team will be be heading north to contest the Canadian Nationals for at least one round - and possibly the whole season.

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August 27, 2013

2013 Season Highlights: 450 Class Top Ten

Highlights of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series featuring the top 10 riders from the 450 Class.

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He was riding his motorcycle before he was even out of diapers, and by his father’s accounts, was more of a mini-factory rider than merely another amateur motocross racer. Alessi was truly born to be a professional motocross racer, and now he finds himself ranked among the fastest on the planet.

 

After one of the most impressive amateur careers in motocross history, Alessi was ready to join the professional circuit to prove that everyone should ‘believe the hype’ as his family t-shirts proclaimed.  Flashes of brilliance through the first four year’s of Alessi’s career certainly delivered on those promises.  He was always a contender for a podium finish and a national Championship.

 

Several near misses plagued Alessi throughout his career. He has been on the cusp of winning championships on multiple occasions, but an injury here and a fall there have cost him over the years.

 

In 2012, Alessi turned in his best season yet after joining forces with the MotoConcepts team. In a campaign highlighted by consistency, Alessi put himself upfront all year with numerous holeshots and often found himself in battles for the lead with Ryan Dungey throughout the year. With numerous podium finishes to his credit, Alessi finished the year 2nd overall in 450 points behind Dungey.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

2012 - Alessi captured a moto win at Washougal and finished 2nd overall in points in the Lucas Oil Motocross 450 Class; Season highlighted by consistent holeshots and podium finishes; First year riding for the MotoConcepts team

 

2011 - Alessi finished 5th overall in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championships 450 Class and 12th overall in points in the Motorcross Series Championships.

 

2010 - Racing KTM¹s new 350cc motocrosser against a field of 450cc bikes, Alessi kicked off the season with a moto win and a second overall at Hangtown. From there, he put in consistent performances on the orange bike for a top-five finish on the season. Rode for the Jagermeister/KTM team.
 

2009 - Alessi became a force in AMA Supercross, finishing in the top 10 for the year with a 9th-place finish; His first podium, a third-place finish, came at the Indianapolis round Feb. 28; In MX, notched four 1st-place finishes, a second and third before injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Rode for Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.
 

2008 - Alessi raced a limited AMA Supercross season, his best result a top-five finish at the Jan. 19, Anaheim, Calif. race; Raced in the AMA Motocross Championship, earning four overall podium finishes; Raced with Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.
 

2007 - Alessi raced in the AMA Supercross Lites East Region, earning a podium finish at Daytona Beach, Fla., and four additional top-10 finishes... Raced in the AMA Motocross Championship, earning s ix overall podium finishes... Raced with Team Red Bull KTM.
 

2006 - Alessi raced in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region, earning podium finishes at San Francisco and Anaheim, Calif., and the Las Vegas AMA Supercross Lites East/West Shootout... In the AM A Motocross Lites Championship he earned an overall win at Sacramento, Calif., and eight additional overall podium finishes... Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
 

2005 - Alessi was in contention for the AMA 125cc Motocross Championship title, earning overall wins at Mt. Morris, Pa., and Binghamton, N.Y., and earning two additional overall podium finishes in the series... Disqualified at the San Bernardino, Calif., season finale for "engaging in any unfair practice..." rules violation... Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
 

2004 - Multi-time AMA amateur motocross Champ and AMA Horizon Award winner Alessi entered two rounds of the AMA 250cc Motocross Championship... His best result a third-place overall at Delmont, Pa... Raced with Honda/Alloy team.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 2010 - 450 Class

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Alli News
July 24, 2015

Mike Alessi returning to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Washougal

Check out photos of Alessi riding the track on press day.

Alli Article


Alli News
May 06, 2015

Mike Alessi splitting time between USA, Canada, Europe this summer

MotoConcepts will be expanding their operation beyond the U.S. again this year.

Alli Article


Alli News
September 09, 2014

Mike Alessi Re-Signs with MotoConcepts, 2015 Plans Still Uncertain

Mike Alessi will return to the Smartop MotoConcepts Racing team in 2015, but where he'll actually be racing is still up in the air.

Alli Article


Alli News
April 02, 2014

Mike Alessi, MotoConcepts Planning to Race in Canada

Mike Alessi, Kyle Cunningham and the Smartop MotoConcepts racing team will be be heading north to contest the Canadian Nationals for at least one round - and possibly the whole season.

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August 16, 2013

Mike Alessi to Miss Utah with Shoulder Injury, Will Return for Finale

The big crash in last week's second 450 Class moto right at the start of the race left Mike Alessi with an injured shoulder that will keep him sidelined for Saturday's Built Ford Tough Utah National.

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July 26, 2013

Mike Alessi, MotoConcepts Will Continue to Race 2013 Schedule

Coming out of Washougal, the internet forums were dominated by talk of the event known as Lasergate and the controversy surrounding the MotoConcepts racing team and the Alessi family after Jeff Alessi, Mike's brother, was caught shining a green laser at Ryan Villopoto and Malcolm Stewart before the start of the first 450 Class moto.

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July 20, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Earns First Washougal Overall Victory with 450 Moto 2 Win

Washington native Ryan Villopoto took the Moto 2 win and the overall victory at his home track of Washougal for the first time in his career.

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July 20, 2013

Ryan Dungey Takes 4th Moto Win in 450 Moto 1 at Washougal

Ryan Dungey took the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot and didn't let any riders get by him, sealing the first moto win in Washougal.

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July 25, 2015

Washougal 450 Practice: Alessi slides out in practice

Mike Alessi slides out in the corner during practice due to the wet conditions

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August 27, 2013

2013 Season Highlights: 450 Class Top Ten

Highlights of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series featuring the top 10 riders from the 450 Class.

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August 24, 2013

Grant and Alessi Collide in Practice - Lake Elsinore

Josh Grant's bike collides with Mike Alessi around a turn in the practice round at Lake Elsinore

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August 23, 2013

Lake Elsinore Press Day Highlights

Epic press day video from the Lake Elsinore 2013 National track featuring 2013 MX champions Ryan Villopoto and Eli Tomac. @Cudby vid.

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August 10, 2013

Unadilla 450 Moto 2 Crash Update

Trey Canard returns to the track after a crash at the start of Moto 2 - check out the crash and get the update from Kelli Stavast

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July 31, 2013

2013 Spring Creek 450 Moto 2 Full Race Archive

Watch a replay of the second 450 Class moto at the 2013 Red Bull Spring Creek National.

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July 24, 2013

In the Spotlight: Mike Alessi

When Racer X Films hired Chad DeRosa to film an interview with Mike Alessi at Washougal on Friday, July 19, they had no idea about the drama that would surround his family and race team the next day.

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July 24, 2013

2013 Motocross Mid-Season Highlight Show (Full-Length Episode)

Watch the full mid-season recap show that aired on NBC Sports Network.

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