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

(Misano 2005, June 26)

Sixth round of the World Superbike to Misano it has thrown again the Ducati like
great protagonist of the championship, and with to the Factory riders also
Lorenzo Lanzi on the 999RS Scuderia SC Caracchi has been author of two excellent
contests, ended with a fifth and ninth final place that has concurred to earn
several positions in championship for Lorenzo.

"Unfortunately I got bad starts in both the races, otherwise the result could
have been much better".  - said Lorenzo Lanzi at the end of the races. "In
race-1 at the moment of the stop with red flag I was ninth and I was fighting
with Haga, then during the second start has been that error of Bostrom that
forced us to repeat the starting procedure under a terrible warmth.
Unfortunately the Ducati's clutch is very sensitive in these conditions and
therefore I started slowly, remaining in the group, but after a few laps I
started to get positions: tenth at the ninth lap, ninth at eleventh, seventh at
twelfth, sixth at fifteenth and fifth at eighteenth, overtaking riders like
Muggeridge, Walker, Haga. In the final laps I just thought to be able to grab
also Corser and Toseland, they were just a few meters behind me, even if for the
final classification for sum of times that would not be useful because my gap in
the first heat. It has been  however thrilling, the bike was perfect, marking
the better top speed in race-1 and the second one in race-2, and I must thank
the team who has worked perfectly during all the week end. In race-2 I still
have a bad start and at the first lap I was fifteenth. I got some position, but
when I catch up Walker and Bussei I did not succeed to pass them and when
finally I passed it was too much late. However I'm satisfied of this result
obtained on my home circuit, now I hope to do always better, also in order to
pay the confidence and the great job of the team."

Also Fonsi Nieto has been author of an good performance in race-1, ended in
ninth position, while a crash after a few laps has stopped its action in race-2.

"I got a good start, early earning some position in race-1".  - tells Fonsi
Nieto at the end of the day. "The bike run perfectly and has recorded one of the
highest top speed. Four laps to go I reached  Walker, but he closed all the
doors and it has not been possible to pass him. In race-2 instead, after a good
start, during the third lap I crashed, I've been able to keep alive the engine
and I rejoined the race, but at this point I was out of the race and the bike
wasn't no more running well, so I entered the pi. It's a pity because I could
have carried out another good result ".

Actually unlucky the race of Gianluca Nannelli on the 749R in Supersport. After
the promising morning's warm up session the troubles emerged yesterday the
afternoon seemed resolved, a spectacular crash during the second lap stopped the
race of Florentine rider.

"Already during the sighting lap the bike, with the warmth, did not perform like
to the morning session."  - tells a disappointed Gianluca Nannelli.  "I had a
good start and I was riding at the end the leaders group, but I felt the bike
sliding in every corner, then during the second lap suddenly my steering closed
and i crashed. Fortunately I had any physical damage, but the bike slipped
hardly against the straw bales. I thought just to be able to get a good result
and instead I have collected only bruises! Now we have to understand because
this anomalous behaviour when the temperature goes up and abike  perfect during
the morning becomes impossible to ride in the warm hours ".