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Red Bull/KTM Riders Finish inside the Top Ten at RedBud

Red Bull/KTM Factory riders Mike Alessi and Andrew Short both finished inside the top ten at the sixth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series at Red Bud MX Park.

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In moto one, Short earned a decent start rounding the first lap inside the top ten while his teammate, Alessi, had to work his way up from the back of the pack. At the one lap mark, Alessi was sitting in 17th and Short was running in 7th position. Short continued to work hard to keep his lap times consistent throughout the first moto. His efforts helped him gain one more position before the end of the moto. Alessi also put in a solid effort to move from 17th to 9th by the moto end.

After suffering a poor start in the first moto, Alessi redeemed himself with a 4th place start in moto two. Short wasn’t far behind just outside the top ten. Moments into the second moto battle, Alessi was putting the moves on Chad Reed. Before the end of the first lap, Alessi had passed Reed to move into 3rd place. Alessi remained in 3rd position for the first half of the race with Reed in tow. The two battled for multiple laps to put on a good show for the enthused Red Bud crowd for that final podium position. Around the 9th lap, Alessi lost his battle with Reed and settled into 4th. Alessi hung tight to that position and finished 4th overall for the day. Meanwhile, Short had moved his way up from his 10th place start to finish the moto in 8th. Alessi’s 9-4 results earned him 5th overall for the day while Short’s 6-8 moto finishes earned him 7th. 

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“I struggled a bit with my start in the first race but was able to climb through traffic pretty easily,” commented Alessi. “I felt the best I have since returning from my injury today and I think it showed in my second moto battle with Reed. I had a lot of fun racing him and am glad to see I am one step closer to landing on the podium.”

Next Event: July 16, 2011 – Millville, MN


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