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Mike Alessi | 2011 KTM Wallpaper

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Mike Alessi was one the most highly anticipated rider to come out of the amateur ranks in the past decade.

Alessi jumped straight into the big-bike class at the end of the 2004 outdoor AMA Pro Motocross 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 the new 2011 KTM 350 SX-F motocrosser. He returned to the MX circuit aboard the KTM 350 SXF motorcycle and managed a strong AMA Pro MX season, finishing fifth overall.

For the 2011 season Alessi will again be joining the KTM Factory Team along with new teammates, Andrew Short and FIM MX2 rider Ken Roczen.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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