KTM @ Seattle Supercross

Man I hate rutted jump faces, especially when you hit them fast (which you have to usually). These ones look intense.

Always loads of closeups from the races and never many showing the scale of the jumps. In general I prefer shots showing the full perspective. Snowboard and mountain bike photographers have this down but it’s rare that the MX photographers do it.

Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Mike Alessi earned his season best finish at the Seattle Supercross when he crossed the line in 6th overall at the end of the rough twenty lap main event.

Both Alessi and his teammate Andrew Short looked strong upon arrival at Qwest Field when Short qualified 4th fastest in timed practice and Alessi was 10th. Both riders were placed in the first heat based upon their qualifying times.

In the heat race Alessi earned another signature holeshot aboard his KTM 350 SX-F and maintained the lead for the majority of the first lap before he was passed by James Stewart. Short was next to pass Alessi and moved into 2nd. Both Short and Alessi maintained their top three positions to qualify into the main event. Collectively their 2nd and 3rd place heat finishes marked the best for the duo this season.

Hoppenworld photos.


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