Mike Alessi Bio

July 1, 2008
Mike Alessi headshot
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. Along with his brother, Jeff, and a father who aggressively pushed every aspect of their careers, Mike jumped straight into the big-bike class at the end of the 2004 outdoor season, posting third overall at Steel City. He then bumped down to the 250 class where he raced for Red Bull KTM. It has taken him several years to overcome the negative stigma gained by his boastful ‘Believe the Hype’ entrance to the pro ranks and several additional unpopular incidents.

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 on the outdoor circuit. Aboard the 350 machine he managed a strong season, finishing fifth overall. In 2011 Alessi continued with KTM, this time campaigning the 2011 AMA Supercross series with numerous top-10 results and a 12th-place finish in the overall championship. His results improved dramatically outdoors, however, where he managed a total of eight fourth-place finishes to end the season fifth overall.

Alessi moved to MotoConcepts Suzuki for 2012 and was able to score the best overall finish of his career in Supercross, holding to sixth in points. He never got to the podium in 2012 SX, but earned a number of top-10 finishes and was able to take points in every round. During the 2012 Motocross Nationals, Alessi was a top contender for the overall lead, going head-to-head with KTM’s Ryan Dungey in nearly every moto of the season. He upset Dungey’s reign at the top of the MX podium once, in Moto 1 at Washougal, and took a host of podium finishes throughout the summer. He eventually finished second overall, tying his career best in the outdoor premier-class. 

Mike Alessi Specs:
Birth Date: May 19, 1988

Mike Alessi had a tense standoff with Ryan Dungey in the third moto before making a mistake and running off track.
In 2012 Mike Alessi will switch to a MotoConcepts Suzuki.

Birthplace: Canoga Park, CA
Residence: Victorville, CA
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 140 lbs
Turned Pro: 2004
National Number: 800

Career Results:
6th (SX), 2nd (MX)
2011: 12th (SX), 5th (MX)
2010: 5th (MX)
2009: 9th (SX), 13th (MX)
2008: 17th (SX), 10th (MX)
2007: 8th (ESX), 2nd (MX)
2006: 4th (WSX), 2nd (250 MX)
2005: 3rd (125 MX)
2004: 24th (250 MX)

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