Ormai era nell’aria. I rumors si sono sprecati intorno a questa operazione. Mike Genova proprietario di MotoConcepts Racing ha ufficializzato l’ingaggio di Mike Alessi. Peccato che a causa di questo nuovo connubio, sia saltato il posto da Team Manager di David Vuillemin. Il “Cobra” ha rilasciato recentemente un’intervista dove ha ampiamente spiegato i motivi che lo hanno indotto ad abbandonare il suo ruolo. In breve il suo ruolo di Team Manager non avrebbe piu’ avuto senso in quanto Mike Alessi si porta in “dote” tutta la sua famiglia ed in particolare suo padre Tony. Nel contratto appena siglato gli Alessi hanno pieno potere decisionale sulle scelte tecniche delle squadra e questo, GIUSTAMENTE, e’ stato considerato da David incompatibile con il suo ruolo. Le moto saranno Suzuki. Detto questo ecco la press release ufficiale:
“MotoConcepts Racing are proud to announce the signing of Mike Alessi to ride the 2012 AMA Supercross and Outdoors seasons aboard a Suzuki RMZ450.
As one of the most recognised riders in the sport, Mike Alessi brings a wealth of talent and speed to MotoConcepts Racing. MotoConcepts Racing will be able to benefit from the many years of success Alessi has had in bike set-up, training and racing at all levels. Those strengths coupled with team MotoConcepts Racing organised infrastructure, support staff and desire to win, create a platform for success on and off the track.
“Having known him for years and knowing his speed, dedication and determination, Mike Alessi was a rider I wanted on MotoConcepts Racing,” explains Owner and Team Manager Mike Genova. “Unquestionably, Mike Alessi brings an increased level of attention to our team. The interest and chatter from the media and fans since the rumours started are greater than we could have anticipated. Furthermore, I believe in Mike and Tony Alessi. I think their work ethic and commitment is second to none and they are the most genuine people I know.”
“Mike Genova and MotoConcepts Racing will provide me with all the assistance I need,” explains Alessi. “Mike Genova wants what is best for his riders, his commitment to the sport, coupled with his passion and unique approach sold me on the team.”
Mike Genova goes on to say, “I completely agree with their plan for success on the track and I’m very excited and willing to support it on my platform. We will prove that different can be good and a team of Italians is a good thing.”fonte mxforum.net