Mike Alessi wins in England
The 2005 Wulfsport Future West British Supercross went off with a bang, with Cardiff's Millennium Stadium rocking to live bands, pyrotechnics, celebrity minibike racing and the return of the "oh" so loud air horns - it turned out to be a very memorable and enjoyable night.
Mike Alessi wins
Three hundred riders were on hand to show that British supercross is alive and well and this will only increase in years to come from the tiny guys in the auto's to the top pro riders like Mike and Jeff Alessi - racing was at its highest level and the British fans loved it.
The main event was the 250 open race, right from the start you knew the race could go so many ways, with tension building on the start line the gate dropped and mayhem followed - super quick Canadian Colton Faccotti and current British supercross champion Jordan Rose collided off the gate putting both riders at the back of the pack, this gave Martin Barr the young Irish flyer the chance to steal the show and lead for the first three tense laps, then out of nowhere came Kiwi Scott Columb who stole the lead and looked in full control for a possible surprise victory - in the meantime Colton Faccotti was picking off riders one by one and creeping up to the now tired looking Columb and Barr, on lap nine Faccotti swept passed both riders and took the lead and went away for a momentous victory from dead last to first - sweet victory indeed.
"I had a real bad start which put me dead last, I just ran my own race and tried not to get caught up with the backmarkers, it was a fun race and by lap nine I was leading, I just didn't realise it until the last lap flag appeared, it was pretty good", explained the jubilant victor Colton Faccotti.
Mike Alessi is showing why he's fast becoming one of the hot favourites for next years AMA supercross championship, aggressive off the start, super quick in the corners and hungry to win, it sums up young Mike to a tee - just awesome!
Mike led from start to finish, only Colton Faccotti stayed with him for the first six laps but just couldn't handle the consistency of Mikey, Jeff Alessi took over the job of chasing Mike but suffered a rear wheel puncture and had to settle for third come the end of the race - what would of it been like to see both young guns head to head - man that day I feel is getting closer!
Mike had this to say after, "I took the holeshot; I checked out pretty good, Colton was right there for a few laps but he went down and I was in cruise control for the rest of the race."