Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Scuderia SC Caracchi-NCR
FIRST PRACTICE DAY AT VALENCIA FOR TEAM SC CARACCHI

(Valencia 2005, April 22)

With a sunny weather and about 25C of air temperature and a soft wind, which
however gave any problem to the racing bikes, started today the third round of
World Superbike Championship on the Spanish circuit R.Tormo in Valencia.
Positive enough day for Scuderia SC Caracchi's riders: the two 999RS Ducatis of
Lorenzo Lanzi and Fonsi Nieto have been finally able to get a positive result,
as well the 749R Ducati ridden by Gianluca Nannelli always close to te leaders,
despite some technical trouble.

Finally quite happy Lorenzo Lanzi, who looks to have result most of the problems
that slowed him in the first races; the young Italian rider recorded the 9th
fastest, first between Ducati bikes today.

"The day started quite well today, just from the free practice session in the
morning: we have been always in a position valid for the second or the thrid
starting row." - commented at the end of the session Lorenzo Lanzi. "I'm rather
happy because finally we al looking for the right way. That's the first European
round, quite near from home and surely there will be a lot of friends visiting
Valencia to see the race, so it's fantastic to be in the leader group. We have a
lot of work to do, but this debut day gave us a good result as a prize for all
the great work made by the whole of the team. Tomorrow we'll have the final
qualifying that are very important, but I'm confident to holt a final position
in the second or third starting row, the in the two races of Sunday we'll see
what we could reach."

Fonsi Nieto too made a big step ahead and it's not to look at the position
because the Spanish rider is just 9/10 of second behind the third fastest, the
veteran Frankie Chili.

"Today we focused most on a new front fork." - says Fonsi Nieto at the end of
the practice. "The set up need a lot of time, however we rode always with race
tyres and at that moment I was in 7th position. Then in the last minutes I lost
some position because when I get the soft tyre I found a lot of trafic and I
lost the possibility to overwork it. I'm sure to improve my laptime tomorrow.
I'm happy because finally I have a better feeling with the bike and I'm always
faster."

Satisfied also Gianluca Nannelli, despite some small trouble which blocked his
practice on the Ducati 749R Supersport.

"It has been a quite suffert day." - has been the short final comment of
Gianluca Nannelli. "In the morning we had electrical troubles on the first bike,
the same as in the race in Australia. On the second bike suddenly I broken the
gear shift lever while I was in the Charpentier's trail, so I must stay long
time in the pit. During afternoon practice the track was warmer as during the
morning, with less grip; at the end a lot of small throuble that prevent me from
improving my morning's performance, when I was 4th fastest, almost a second
faster."
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