Ivan Tedesco Bio

July 7, 2008
Ivan Tedesco headshot
Ivan is looking for a strong return in 2011 after injuries restricted his participation in 2010.

Hot Sauce has had a tumultuous career of injuries. After three Lites titles in 2004 and 2005 when he dominated the Lites division, Tedesco has since resumed his courtship with pain aboard the big bikes. Unfortunately, that has left the popular rider with some unpopular finishes in the outdoors as he moved to the Suzuki factory rig for ‘06-’07. Leaving for the prestigious factory Honda camp looked to be a fresh start with the SX series, and after soldiering through the stadiums with decent results, this past year saw another injury derail his plan. His outdoor season wasn’t much better.

Tedesco made it through the first four rounds of 2008 and even scored a podium at Hangtown before getting injured at the Lakewood track. He showed steady improvement after his return at Millville but the damage was done. 

In 2009 Tedesco found a ride with the Valli Motorsports Team on the Yamaha YZ450F. He finished seventh overall in the Supercross series, taking fourth-place finishes in both Phoenix and Anaheim. In the outdoor season Tedesco had some great performances, including a double victory at Thuder Valley. He was consistent and took third overall in the series – his highest finish in the premier MX class.

In 2010 he had another top-10 finish in SX. The 28-year-old posted his best results in Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta, Toronto and Houston, earning podium finishes at both San Diego and Houston. Tedesco’s Motocross season was crushed, however, when a crash at St. Louis SX resulted in a collapsed lung, several crushed ribs and a broken collarbone.

For 2011 Tedesco has joined forces with Hart & Huntington Kawasaki and will be paired by new teammate, Chris Blose.

Ivan Tedesco Specs:

Ivan Tedesco aboard his 11 Kawasaki KX450F.
Tedesco had two Supercross podiums in 2010 before suffering major injuries in St. Louis.

Birth Date: August 12, 1981
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Residence: Murrieta, CA
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 185 lbs
Turned Pro: 1999
National Number: 9

Career Results:
11th (SX)
2010: 9th (SX)
7th (SX), 3rd (MX)
2008: 19th (SX), 13th (MX)
2007: 5th (SX), 11th (MX)
2006: 4th (SX), 33rd (MX)
2005: 1st (WSX), 1st (125 MX)
2004: 1st (WSX), 6th (125 MX)
2003: 23rd (SX), 10th (ESX), 8th (125 MX)
2002: 3rd (WSX), 23rd (125 MX)
2001: 5th (WSX), 22nd (125 MX)
2000: 18th (125 MX)