Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Italian GP - Round 5 - MotoGP
Mugello - Friday June 3rd 2005 - Free Practice

Useful day's work for Camel Honda

The first day of practice at the Italian Grand Prix was run in perfect, sunny
conditions and the Camel Honda made the most of it to work mainly on their
set-ups. Both Alex and Troy never touched the soft tyres, instead focusing on
race settings. The Brazilian even managed to recover some of his smoothness on
the RC211V after two weeks of enforced rest following his injuries from the
crash in Le Mans.

Sito Pons - Camel Honda

"Alex is still not physically at 100 percent after his crash in the French GP
but I know he will give his maximum, as he always does. It shows by the fact
that he is only three tenths behind the fastest time today, and that at a
circuit which is nearly two minutes long. He is already picking up his rhythm
once more and on Sunday he will start amongst the top riders. Troy still has to
find the positive feeling he found at the Le Mans test two weeks ago perhaps. We
will try to understand why by looking at the data we have collected today and
obviously we will do everything to try and get him in the best shape possible
for tomorrow and for Sunday."

Alex Barros - Camel Honda -  1'51.158 - 6th fastest

"I didn't feel too much pain today, but it took me a while to shake off the
rustiness after two weeks of being immobilised. I'm used to training regularly
between one race and another, and when I can't do it, I can feel the difference
straight away. Nevertheless it has been quite a good day, because in comparison
to this morning we have improved the set-up of the bike. In the first session it
was tough to turn, and to round off the corners well, but luckily we have
quickly found the right direction to go in. There is still work to be done, but
in the last minutes of this afternoon the bike was riding well, and I was able
to be more incisive. Tomorrow we need to choose the tyre for the race and to try
and improve our pace. I'm confident that we are on the right track."

Troy Bayliss - Camel Honda -  1'52.357 - 14th fastest

"Today wasn't the best of days. We're finding it hard to single out the bike's
set-up. In the Le Mans test we had found a few solutions which we are now trying
to adapt to this track, but whilst it didn't go too badly this morning, in the
afternoon we were unable to make the necessary steps forward. It's not been easy
with this bike so far this season, but I will continue to do my best, as ever,
to try and make things better."