World famous American Mike Alessi enjoyed his time in Australia despite a largely frustrating Super X season, the Californian returning back to the U.S. today.
The Sydney round marked the 22-year-old’s final appearance in Australia, finishing with 16-7-8-DNF results for 14th overall after he was again plagued with bad luck and crashes throughout the night.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here even though I’ve had an up and down season,” Alessi reflected, based in Cronulla while in Australia.
“All in all it’s been an experience that I’ll never forget and I want to thank all the guys from JDR Motorsports for taking me under their wing.
“It’s obviously been disappointing, but we will bounce back and can hopefully return next year for 2011.”
JDR Motorex KTM team manager Jay Rynenberg said that the experience Alessi brought to the team during Super X has been helpful despite his results.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Mike and his dad Tony, they’ve been really productive for the team and have taught us a lot during their time here,” Rynenberg said.
“Mike’s had a lot of bad luck here, but he’s going to go home and get sorted for the AMA season and show everybody what the 350 is capable of.”
Alessi has been called back to the States by team manager Roger DeCoster so he can prepare for January’s AMA Supercross season opener at Anaheim.
Younger brother Jeff Alessi will remain in Australia for CDR Rockstar Energy Yamaha, and he was happy with a new approach taken at Parramatta.
“I decided to go back to basics a little and earn a decent result,” Jeff said of his seventh overall. “Now my plan is to build on it at the final round and not try and over-ride the bike and end up on the ground.
“Tonight was not perfect but much better that the other two rounds I have contested.”