Mike Alessi to Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki?


Will the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki team be Mike Alessi, Vince Friese, and Jacob Hayes in 2016? – Bigwave photo

With Brett Metcalfe making the move to the Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha team for 2016, it left a big hole to fill on the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki squad. Who would be out there to challenge for wins that they could talk to? How about #800 Mike Alessi? Great idea!

With Alessi’s usual MotoConcepts teammate Vince Friese already signed to race MX1 for the team, it just makes sense that Alessi would race beside him. Nothing has been released ‘officially,’ so this is currently in the ‘rumour’ category. Also rumoured to be joining the team is Jacob Hayes in the MX2 class.

If these things are finalized (which, nudge, nudge, they will be) it will make for a very strong team to go up against the Rockstar team in the battle of the energy drinks. It also takes one team off the list as an option for the available Shawn Maffenbeier. It now makes even more sense that we may see him riding orange on 2016.

We will be sure to make this official when we see a Press Release making any of these rumours fact.