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

(Silverstone 2005, May 27)

Difficulties in the debut day at Silverstone for Scuderia SC Caracchi riders in
the European round of 2005 Superbike World Championship.

Lorenzo Lanzi rejoined the Superbike arena, after the surgery operation for
reducing the fracture at left collarbone suffered in Valencia, but he found some
understanding difficult to ride on a very twisting and physically demanding
track. Also Fonsi Nieto, that visit today for his first time the
Northamptonshire circuit, hasn't been able to digest quick the track for him
absolutely unknown. Both the riders are at the moment out of the Superpole
allowed riders and will be determinating the qualifying session of tomorrow

"Silverstone too is an absolutely new track for me, it's a quite difficult track
with a lot of corners which you have to manage one behind the other in a very
fast way, more is full of holes, so you need to learn the most quick line that
could be not the ideal one." - said Fonsi at the end of practices. "This morning
we had also a trouble with the pit stewards that stopped me because they say
that we have to pay a fee suffered in Valencia, and before that everything could
be clear I've lost about half hour, while I need to practice for learning the
circuit. When at the end of the session I set the soft tyres I've dome a small
riding mistake and I've lost time. However the bike performs well, the top speed
is at the leader's level and if tomorrow e'll be able to work properly things
we'll be better for sure."

Also Lorenzo Lanzi  has something to complain in this debut day, first for the
promoter's decision to use the 3561 meters track instead the classic 5036
International circuit adopted in the past editions.

"Actually in Valencia things were going better!" - has been the first sentence
of Lorenzo at the end of qualifying session. "I have still pains in my injured
shoulder, it's more as a month that I don't ride a motorcycle so, also if I made
a good physical training I miss the specific exercise and after a few laps I
have a job doing to ride. More they selected to race in a track which is like a
kart circuit and not in the fantastic and very fast Silverstone International
course, which is more and more demanding. It's not a disaster, but we are at the
moment out of Superpole allowed riders and we need to practice, if tomorrow
could rain that would be a trouble."

Better have been Supersport practices, where Nannelli is 9th fastest, but the
rider isn't moreover satisfied for this firrst practice day.

"Yes, I'n not very satisfied for today afternoon's qualifying practice." -
commented at the end Gianluca Nannelli. "We collect right information for
tomorrow's set up, but unfortunately all that test have been scheduled for this
morning, during free practice session with two different bike's set up, and they
have not been completed because one of the bike had unattended troubles.
Actually we lost a part of the free practice session, so we must test some new
setting during qualifying practice, but they didn't give us the attended result.
Looking for the race I'm satisfied because with race old tyres I recorded
several fast laps at the same leader's level, on the contrary we miss the
qualifying fast lap because with soft tyres I recorded a laptime just 2/10 of
second quicker. We have to look for a good grid tposition tomorros, hoping that
the weather will go on like today."