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

(Misano 2005, June 24)

Gianluca Nannelli has carried its 749R Ducati of Scuderia SC Caracchi to
provisional pole position in the first qualifying day on the track of Misano
Adriatico. The Florentine rider has grabbed his result in the final five minutes
of the session, passing the Honda that had monopolized up to now the qualifying
in Supersport.

"I can only be satisfied of the qualifying practices today afternoon."  - it has
been the final comment of Gianluca Nannelli. "Evidently the testing days to the
Mugello circuit have been useful and have given important indications for the
set up, even if it must still improve. The bike is very fast and has recorded
the best speed trap. However we must make still better, the three Hondas of
Fujiwara, Foret and Fabrizio are very close to me and sure tomorrow they will
try to grab the pole position. I'm quite satisfied also about tyres; tomorrow we
will select the one that us seems better for the race, however have already
caught up a good setting in order of the race, a race that is outlined sure
hardest and uncertain, also for the great warmth that on asphalt in the
afternoon has caught up the 47C and in these conditions the tyres are stressed
to the maximum and after a fewe laps they begin to slip, above all in the final
split of the course ,the corner Del Rio and the last chicane, where several
times I found some difficult."

In Superbike good performance of Fonsi Nieto that has obtained the thirteenth
position, while Lorenzo Lanzi has had diffucult to find the just set up on the
treacherous circuit on the Adriatic Sea.

"The job carried out to Mugello has given its results".  - said an enough
satisfied Fonsi at the end of practices. " I could have obtained a better
result, because when I have recorded the fast lap I was alone and did not have
nobody to supply me a reference. HoweverI'm satisfied, looking better improving
for a small fractions of second I would have earned two-three positions. In
order to the race we have also recorded good lap times and the tyres have
performed well. The machine runs very well, the top speed is in line with the
fastest ones and if tomorrow we will be able to work without difficulties the
things will go sure better and I'm confident to obtain a good position on the
starting grid."

Lorenzo Lanzi has something to complain in this day in which she has practically
rode in the times obtained with his Superstock two years ago, and this has been
a large disappointment after the very good test results obtained at Mugello
during the tests one week ago.

"For the truth I have always used race tyres, without using soft tyres looking a
better fast time in a single lap, because we have had other problems".  -is the
comment  of Lorenzo at the end of qualifying session. "We have been not able to
find a good set up and the bike hasn't grip; this after the satisfying Mugello's
test has been a big disappointment. Now we'll have to look with Maurizio Perlini
the intervents necessary in order to recover tomorrow. The pace for the race
isn't very bad, but also in these conditions we have to work, by now in the
Superbike with a gap of a second you lose ten positions and then to recover
during the  is difficult."