For those of you who watched Supercross last night, this action seemed very clear. Mike Alessi made an intentional move to take out Brock Tickle. Not that such has never occurred in SX racing in the past. But this particular action was so blatant, as well as dangerous, that I think everyone needs to have a close look at it.
The tale is all in the throttle hand. Mid corner Alessi makes a clear decision to abandon any effort to complete the corner, basically points the bike straight and hammers the throttle. It was not an example of aggressive racing, or two bikes trying to take the same line. It was a simple choice to take out the other rider, regardless of consequence.
Watch how Broc avoids getting t-boned square in the leg, but only by the absolute smallest of margins.
Congratulations to Ken Roczen on his second win. I see him just getting stronger as the year progresses and probably being the fastest KTM.
Tickle has the line and Alessi is considering a block
Mike sees it is too late to make a block pass, Tickle is too far ahead
The moment of decision, look at the change in position of throttle hand
Mike straightens the wheel and turns throttle wide open
A direct hit, Tickle just gets his leg out of the way