Mike Alessi IN at MCR starting in Atlanta

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2/21/2019 12:35 PM

Per Matthes, It sounds like Mike will be back with the MCR team starting in Atlanta. I have a lot of respect for what those guys, Mike, Tony, and their whole crew are doing. It seems like Tony has really come around and is a good team manager. That said, am I wrong for rolling my eyes a tad when I hear that Tony "wants a top 10 guy" to replace Vince..and it ends up being Mike?

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2/21/2019 12:49 PM

What happened to Vince?

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2/21/2019 12:50 PM

SIMX2 wrote:

What happened to Vince?

ACL injury in qualifying, I believe...

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2/21/2019 12:52 PM

Thanks! I just looked it up, didn't realize he went down in Texas.

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2/21/2019 1:00 PM

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

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2/21/2019 1:02 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

No way in the world the Alessi's will work with Grant (and probably visa versa)...

Grant likely cost Mike his best shot at a national title when he took him out and busted up his knee.

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2/21/2019 1:02 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

As much as I would have loved to see JG on the MCR Honda, there was no way in hell it was going to happen!

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2/21/2019 1:07 PM

Titan1 wrote:

No way in the world the Alessi's will work with Grant (and probably visa versa)...

Grant likely cost Mike his best shot at a national title when he took him out and busted up his knee.

Yep, basically what i was getting at. Kinda ironic that 10 years later Grant could potentially have secured the fill in ride he wanted, but the universe got in the way just like Tony said it would.

Best of luck to Mike though. Top 10 probably isn't realistic for him though. Has he been riding supercross much? His form in Canada hasn't really been the Alessi we all remember.

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2/21/2019 1:11 PM

Should have given a fill in to an up and comer like Carlen gardener or someone else who’s riding privateer Honda’s. An upgrade in machinery puts guys like that in the main more often then not.

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2/21/2019 1:13 PM

Should be an automatic holeshot.

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2/21/2019 1:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/21/2019 1:18 PM

well he'll be able to give bowers some lessons!!!w00t w00t

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2/21/2019 1:19 PM

nick610s wrote:

Should have given a fill in to an up and comer like Carlen gardener or someone else who’s riding privateer Honda’s. An upgrade in machinery puts guys like that in the main more often then not.

Gardner is riding for the BWR team.

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2/21/2019 1:36 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

JS7 is available, if they have the factory ecu.

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2/21/2019 1:38 PM

Bummer year for the team. Stewart looked so promising.

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2/21/2019 1:39 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

sbarrington314 wrote:

JS7 is available, if they have the factory ecu.

he will start at daytona.

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2/21/2019 1:42 PM

grant is done. maybe him and bubba can use a bullfrog spa together.

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2/21/2019 2:02 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

Titan1 wrote:

No way in the world the Alessi's will work with Grant (and probably visa versa)...

Grant likely cost Mike his best shot at a national title when he took him out and busted up his knee.

Not true, Mike's knee was blown out before the Grant incident. They were trying to salvage some points in the hope Mike could recover and win the title.

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2/21/2019 2:06 PM

friday10 wrote:

Not true, Mike's knee was blown out before the Grant incident. They were trying to salvage some points in the hope Mike could recover and win the title.

Yep then Grant torpedoed him and ended any chances.

Grant, although fucking awesome to watch ride, has always come across like a giant D bag to me.

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2/21/2019 2:08 PM

Awesome to hear, Mike should having no problem getting in the main. Interesting to see where his pace will be.

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2/21/2019 2:38 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

Titan1 wrote:

No way in the world the Alessi's will work with Grant (and probably visa versa)...

Grant likely cost Mike his best shot at a national title when he took him out and busted up his knee.

friday10 wrote:

Not true, Mike's knee was blown out before the Grant incident. They were trying to salvage some points in the hope Mike could recover and win the title.

JG shattered Mike's knee in like 2010??

He had just come back from a blown out knee when grant punted him... its in the series of Inside the great outdoors...

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2/21/2019 2:38 PM

wreckitrandy wrote:

Should be an automatic holeshot.

Then spend the rest of the race looking over his shoulder trying to block anyone who tries to get by....

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2/21/2019 3:02 PM

Titan1 wrote:

No way in the world the Alessi's will work with Grant (and probably visa versa)...

Grant likely cost Mike his best shot at a national title when he took him out and busted up his knee.

friday10 wrote:

Not true, Mike's knee was blown out before the Grant incident. They were trying to salvage some points in the hope Mike could recover and win the title.

TSCHAM101 wrote:

JG shattered Mike's knee in like 2010??

He had just come back from a blown out knee when grant punted him... its in the series of Inside the great outdoors...

https://www.crash.net/moto-x/news/148107/1/ama-motocross-leader-mike-alessi-injured
Mike blew out his knee 1 week before the Grant incident.

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2/21/2019 3:08 PM

wreckitrandy wrote:

Should be an automatic holeshot.

45ACP wrote:

Then spend the rest of the race looking over his shoulder trying to block anyone who tries to get by....

RC wont let it go and will miss calling half of the race.

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2/21/2019 3:11 PM

friday10 wrote:

Not true, Mike's knee was blown out before the Grant incident. They were trying to salvage some points in the hope Mike could recover and win the title.

TSCHAM101 wrote:

JG shattered Mike's knee in like 2010??

He had just come back from a blown out knee when grant punted him... its in the series of Inside the great outdoors...

friday10 wrote:

https://www.crash.net/moto-x/news/148107/1/ama-motocross-leader-mike-alessi-injured
Mike blew out his knee 1 week before the Grant incident.

...and then he zeroed in on that knee right off the bat in the next race.

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2/21/2019 4:27 PM

TSCHAM101 wrote:

JG shattered Mike's knee in like 2010??

He had just come back from a blown out knee when grant punted him... its in the series of Inside the great outdoors...

friday10 wrote:

https://www.crash.net/moto-x/news/148107/1/ama-motocross-leader-mike-alessi-injured
Mike blew out his knee 1 week before the Grant incident.

davis224 wrote:

...and then he zeroed in on that knee right off the bat in the next race.

Yep, this leading to complete secrecy regarding injuries, with only the involved parties and the aid of Navajo code talkers and the cone of silence.

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2/21/2019 4:39 PM

Now for the real question. What will his pulp handicap be?

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2/21/2019 5:12 PM

I'd have to guess MCR is still paying out for injured riders so funds are limited. Mike is available and affordable. I'm a fan so I hope he stays healthy and has some fun.

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2/21/2019 5:16 PM

A main event holeshot would be sweet.

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2/21/2019 5:57 PM

haydos25 wrote:

The best rider available and sitting on the couch at the moment is Josh Grant but MCR take Mike Alessi. I guess the universe really did get him in the end.

sbarrington314 wrote:

JS7 is available, if they have the factory ecu.

Underrated comment.

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2/21/2019 5:58 PM

plowboy wrote:

I'd have to guess MCR is still paying out for injured riders so funds are limited. Mike is available and affordable. I'm a fan so I hope he stays healthy and has some fun.

Their riders get minimal salary but huge bonus money, so they wont owe much at all.

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