Known originally as an outdoor specialist, Mike has figured out how to keep pace in Supercross as well. Mike Alessi was perhaps the most highly anticipated rider to come out of the amateur ranks in the past decade. Mike jumped straight into the big-bike class at the end of the 2004 outdoor season… and posted a third overall at Steel City, He would then bump down to the 250 class where he raced for Red Bull KTM.
After leaving KTM for Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Mike made the full-time switch to the 450 class. Under the watchful eye of Roger DeCoster and with input from the likes of Ricky Carmichael, Mike became the veteran leader for the yellow squad. He was consistently at the front of the pack and was one of the few men who could keep James Stewart in sight.
In 2010 Alessi took a brief detour from America’s Supercross stadiums in order to prep KTM’s new 350 SX-F motocrosser. He returned to the MX circuit aboard the 350 machine and managed a strong season, finishing fifth overall.
In the 2011 season Alessi was with KTM again along with new teammates, Andrew Short and MX2 world champion, Marvin Musquin. He finished 12th in Supercross and 5th in Outdoors.
3rd at Steel City in 450 MX Class at 16 years old
2006: MX Lites – 2nd OA
2007: MX – 2nd OA
2012: MX – 2nd OA