Alessi had a solid season indoors in his own right. He comes outdorrs, continues his momentum for the time being, and is consistently finishing ahead of Metcalfe. Alessi could be the only title contender for Suzuki now. Why not give him factory support and let the dude ride the wheels off it?
He obviously is determined to do well this year and his finishes are great. Why doesn't Suzuki support him and give him the parts he needs to stay and finish ahead of the Dunge? It's not like they don't have the parts, c'mon. It would be nice if they could understand Alessi needs his program but they could still support him. Either way, he's riding really well and I enjoy him up front and staying off the ground.
MCR team owner Mike Genova has been very open about the fact that his team has never been able to get much support from the OEM's. Since that was the case he refused to do free advertising by running yellow bikes with Suzuki logos. They made the choice to go with black "MCR 450's" and the bikes seem to be performing pretty well.
Not having factory support might give Alessi the added motivation to kick some factory supported ass.
it's a business, outside interests doing well are viewed as a threat.
He needs some factory suspension, his bike has looked horrible the first few races. He's riding well considering but his bike seems to be bouncing around a lot.
Lechien was not a wasted talent. He had his demons and was capable of more but he won a lot of races and championships........"wasted" is far from the truth.
MA rode great yesterday! Glad to see that fire / training came together as one yesterday....he looked great.
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A little factory support would help out any team and rider. Alessi is a factory caliber rider on an outdoor track and played it smart during the sx season and paced himself at the start of the mx season. He can run with Dungey on the right equipment and his confidence is only going to get stronger as the season gets longer. If it's tires, suspension or motor work Suzuki should help out Alessi's team.
Mike is doing great right now! That said; last time he had Suzuki Factory Suspension under him didn't his dad take it down to the local shop and have it torn down? I don't know how it all works day to day but I doubt that helped his future chances of factory support.
Maybe this is all of the past drama of the Alessi clan coming full circle. It seems like almost every factory team they have been involved with they have given grief to. If the suzuki racing and marketing folks decide its worth while I'm sure they will try to convince the bean counters to free up the money to give Mike some help.
I dont foresee Suzuki EVER giving Mike any support as long as Motoconcepts continues to run Hondas in the 250 class. Its not a matter of how good Mike does, its more a matter of Suzuki's pride. But hey, thats just the way I see it.
don't mind me, i'm a little slow...........
i think i remember Toni Alessi saying the only parts they would like to have kicked down to him would be factory shock and a coil or ignition. may of been some other parts, but i cant remember them now.
Mike is doing just fine. I don't see how factory equipment is gonna keep Dungey from smoking his ass by 45 sec. Mike rode good yest no doubt but I guarantee RD knows the score. He could drop the hammer anytime he wants on Mike but I'm sure is conscious of getting taken out. Like I said good on mike for his results so far, he was a fav of mine on the RMZ 09o