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

(Valencia 2005, March 12)

Finally a test day without rain in Valencia for this final two-day test
scheduled for Superbike and Supersport at the eve of Australian round in Phillip
Island, where last year the Team SC Caracchi grabbed a fantastic win in Race-2.

The dry track allowed a great setting work that Lorenzo Lanzi and Gianluca
Nannelli have been able to develop, while more difficulties for Fonsi Nieto,
used until today to practice under wet conditions in the few test days made on
his 999RS Ducati.

Fonsi Nieto and his bike, in the new look showed during the presentation party
at Pascià disco-hall of Riccione, have been selected for a long TV spot movie to
promote the next Spanish round of World Superbike that will be held on the
Valencia circuit next April 22-24, and at the end of the movie he has been
actually made as "prisoner" by a big group of his fans for pictures and

Lorenzo Lanzi looks to be quiet after this debt testing day and he looks for
tomorrow final day with a good confidence: "I'm quite satisfied about today's
work." - said Lorenzo at the end of practices - "For me qualifying tyres use is
quite new, I haven't a big experience about them. Approaching the first corner
in my fast lap I made a mistake and controlling the data recording we've seen
that I've lost about hald a second, otherwise I could be faster and in a better
position. Also wit race tyres I've been quite fast, I've seen I'm able to stay
with the top riders group. The team made a good job, the bike was very
performing; we have to improve the rear with race tyre. I hope that tomorrow
will be dry once more, to allow us to complete today's work. I'm confident we'll
be able to find a good set up and earn something, three or fourth tenth of
second, in the race pace, that allow us to fight for the top positions. We have
to concentrate on that tomorrow."

Not very satisfied about today's result Fonsi Nieto.

"Actually I'm not very happy" - confirms the Spanish rider - "The setting of the
bike wasn't good and I wasn't able to ride. We tested several settings, but we
haven't been able to find any good solution. Tomorrow we'll have to work hardly
because the bike is sliding around quite a lot and we need absolutely to improve
our performance to reach the leading group. With the soft tyre I've not been
fast, because I found a rider parked in the middle of the track, but that
doesn't change the situation. We'll have to work hardly tomorrow to find a valid
solution. The problem is that we haven't tested in the dry on this track this
year, while I have to run miles and miles. So the setting of Qatar isn't good
here in Valencia ant this is the first time we test in the dry here."

Very satisfied, on the contrary, Gianluca Nannelli that finally had a good day
for practising and developing hid 749R Ducati, and that the bad weather didn't
help until today. Gianluca rode a total of 51 laps recording at the end the
fifth fastest of Supersport grid, just behind the very fast four factory Hondas
that dominated this first practice day, but before al the other four cylinder

"Today we worked always with the gasoline tank full." - said a satisfied
Gianluca Nannelli at the end - "In Qatar we  suffered in the initial laps whit
the gasoline tank full, so today we decided to work always with about 20 kilos
of gasoline on board for solving this problem; also my fastest lap has been
recorded with full tank. I'm quite happy because finally we tested in the dry,
track conditions that we never found this year and which have been a bad
obstacle for the bike developing.. Now the bike performs well, here in Valencia
too we've been the fastest in the speed trap, I have a very good feeling with my
team's guys and in such conditions it's a pleasure to work hard. Today we
remained concentrate on the pace in race conditions, we didn't look at the top
performance, as my fastest lap has been recorded using the same tyre of Qatar
race, a tyre half soft but able to finish a rece on some track."