He was riding his motorcycle before he was even out of diapers, and by his father’s accounts, was more of a mini-factory rider than merely another amateur motocross racer. Alessi was truly born to be a professional motocross racer, and now he finds himself ranked among the fastest on the planet.
After one of the most impressive amateur careers in motocross history, Alessi was ready to join the professional circuit to prove that everyone should ‘believe the hype’ as his family t-shirts proclaimed. Flashes of brilliance through the first four year’s of Alessi’s career certainly delivered on those promises. He was always a contender for a podium finish and a national Championship.
Several near misses plagued Alessi throughout his career. He has been on the cusp of winning championships on multiple occasions, but an injury here and a fall there have cost him over the years.
In 2012, Alessi turned in his best season yet after joining forces with the MotoConcepts team. In a campaign highlighted by consistency, Alessi put himself upfront all year with numerous holeshots and often found himself in battles for the lead with Ryan Dungey throughout the year. With numerous podium finishes to his credit, Alessi finished the year 2nd overall in 450 points behind Dungey.
2012 - Alessi captured a moto win at Washougal and finished 2nd overall in points in the Lucas Oil Motocross 450 Class; Season highlighted by consistent holeshots and podium finishes; First year riding for the MotoConcepts team
2011 - Alessi finished 5th overall in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championships 450 Class and 12th overall in points in the Motorcross Series Championships.
2010 - Racing KTM¹s new 350cc motocrosser against a field of 450cc bikes, Alessi kicked off the season with a moto win and a second overall at Hangtown. From there, he put in consistent performances on the orange bike for a top-five finish on the season. Rode for the Jagermeister/KTM team.
2009 - Alessi became a force in AMA Supercross, finishing in the top 10 for the year with a 9th-place finish; His first podium, a third-place finish, came at the Indianapolis round Feb. 28; In MX, notched four 1st-place finishes, a second and third before injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Rode for Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.
2008 - Alessi raced a limited AMA Supercross season, his best result a top-five finish at the Jan. 19, Anaheim, Calif. race; Raced in the AMA Motocross Championship, earning four overall podium finishes; Raced with Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.
2007 - Alessi raced in the AMA Supercross Lites East Region, earning a podium finish at Daytona Beach, Fla., and four additional top-10 finishes... Raced in the AMA Motocross Championship, earning s ix overall podium finishes... Raced with Team Red Bull KTM.
2006 - Alessi raced in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region, earning podium finishes at San Francisco and Anaheim, Calif., and the Las Vegas AMA Supercross Lites East/West Shootout... In the AM A Motocross Lites Championship he earned an overall win at Sacramento, Calif., and eight additional overall podium finishes... Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
2005 - Alessi was in contention for the AMA 125cc Motocross Championship title, earning overall wins at Mt. Morris, Pa., and Binghamton, N.Y., and earning two additional overall podium finishes in the series... Disqualified at the San Bernardino, Calif., season finale for "engaging in any unfair practice..." rules violation... Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
2004 - Multi-time AMA amateur motocross Champ and AMA Horizon Award winner Alessi entered two rounds of the AMA 250cc Motocross Championship... His best result a third-place overall at Delmont, Pa... Raced with Honda/Alloy team.