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

(Valencia 2005, April 23)

After a small delay for the morning's fog ended today at Valencia the final
qualifying day for the Spanish round of 2005 World Superbike Championship. Some
difficult today for Scuderia SC Caracchi's riders, as well the results scored in
race set up has been quite good, loosing however some grid position when
everybody moved to qualifying set up.

Lorenzo Lanzi put in a good performance in his first one-lap dash, while
Nannelli will start from the third row in Supersport race and Fonsi Nieto is
planning revenge intention in front of his public after failing to qualify for

Quite satisfied Lorenzo Lanzi, who failed a third grid row position just for a
few thousandth of second, but who found a good race pace that let him to be
confident for tomorrow's races.

"To be sincere I did hope to reach at less the third row on the grid, but I lost
it for a whisker." - commented at the end of the practice Lorenzo Lanzi.
"However I'm quite satisfied because both during the morning as well in the
afternoon session I got a good set up for the race. Then the emotion to run for
the first time a Superpole lap slowed me a bit, but with a good start I could be
in the group for a good race."

Disappointed Fonsi Nieto who failed the Superpole in front of his fans because
he cooled too much the qualifying tyres during the flying lap because a lot of
traffic in the track, loosing the possibility to exploit all their grip

"I'm really disappointed for my fans to fail the Superpole." - said a
disappointed Fonsi Nieto at the end of practice. "We found a good set up with
rece tyre, but later I ruined my qualifying tyre during the flying lap when I
found a lot of riders parked on the track, so the tyre became cool and I've been
not able to improve my qualifying performance. That's a pity because I found a
fast pace for the race and to start some row before could make everything
easier. I hope to make a good start tomorrow, to not remain prisoner in the
group and make a good race."

Not satisfied also Gianluca Nannelli whi in the final qualifying has not been
able to improve the morning's performance.

"The bike was sliding everywhere this afternoon." - said a disappointed Gianluca
Nannelli. "We looked for a good combination between speed and endurance ,but we
have not been able to do it. Now we have to recover some position, but we have
only the warm up session tomorrow morning for all the controls, I hope that'll
be sufficient also starting from the third row."