Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Scuderia SC Caracchi-NCR

(Bologna 2005, January 23)

Yesterday, January 22 Saturday, has been signed in Spain an agreement between
the Spanish rider Alfonso Gonzales Nieto, alias Fonsi Nieto, and Team
Caracchi-NCR to contest the 2005 World Championship series.

Nieto will join the historical Team based in Bologna, which will have the full
help from Ducati Corse, the Italian Lorenzo Lanzi, the most interesting of young
riders contesting the World Superbike. Team Caracchi-NCR will send his challenge
in the Queen class of Production bikes with a couple of young rookies, giving a
strong interest in a championship always more interesting, with the return of
majors Japanese factories side by side to Ducati factory, which never let the
great Superbike stage, earning an unapproachable record of wins.

Fonsi Nieto will test his new sporting weapon, the 999RS Ducati, in Jerez during
this week end to go on a reach test sessions in Europe, just before the 2005
Championship debut round on Losail circuit, in Qatar desert.

GONZALES NIETO "Fonsi" Alfonso

Nephew of racing Spanish legend Angel Nieto (13 times world champion). Alfonso
started racing on a pocket bike as a teenager, winning the Madrid Championship
in 1994, and moving to win the Junior 125 Spanish and Catalan titles in 1995.
National Spanish champion several times in his first racing years, Alfonso made
his world championship debut in 1999. In 2002 he was the hardest challenger of
Marco Melandri for the world title in 250 class, category where Alfonso won a
total of five GPs.

Personal file

Born in Madrid in 1978, December 2
Residence: Madrid
Marital status: single, girl friend Aña Pataxi
Hobbies: snowboarding, motocross, cinema, internet

Race file

2004 : 7th World 250GP Championship (Aprilia)
2003 : 5th World 250GP Championship (Aprilia)
       (1 win: Donington)
2002 : Runner-up in World 250GP Championship (Aprilia)
       (4 wins: Jerez, Le Mans, Estoril, Sepang)
2001 : 5th World 250GP Championship (Aprilia)
2000 : 14th World 250GP Championship (Yamaha)
       Spanish 250GP Champion (Yamaha)
       (3 wins: Valencia, Albacete, Jerez)
1999 : 23rd World 250GP Championship (Yamaha)
       Spanish 250GP Champion (Yamaha)
       (2 wins: Cartagena, Albacete)
1998 : Spanish 125GP Champion (Aprilia)
       (2 wins: Albacete, Albacete)
       22nd European 125GP Championship (Aprilia)
1997 : 8th European 125GP Championship (Aprilia)
       4th Spanish 125GP Championship (Aprilia)
1996 : 24th European 125GP Championship (Honda)
       Contests Spanish 125GP Championship (Honda)
1995 : Spanish Criterium Junior 125 Champion (Honda)
       Catalunya Criterium 125 Champion
1994 : Madrid Minibike Champion
       Contests the Castiglia Minibike Championship