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

(Brno 2005, July 16)

No fortune today at Brno for the riders of Scuderia SC Caracchi, despite of
final grid positions not too bad. The misfortune has been raged most with
Lorenzo Lanzi, author of two practice days with optimal performances that a
broken gear lever during the Superpole has made useless, forcing him to fourth
row of the grid in tomorrow's 20 laps races.

"I'm actually disappointed  today".  - Lorenzo Lanzi has commented at  the end
of Superpole.  "A stupid breaking has sent to hell all the job we made during
two entire days to get a good starting position. The team worked really well
this weekend and we would be competitive. Now we have to hope in a good start,
not only mine but also of the riders behind me, than they do not stop my action.
However we got a good set up, my machine performs very well, so if the
misfortune is pleased of the fee that I pay today I am sure to run tomorrow a
couple of good races".

Also Fonsi Nieto looks to be trusting, despite of the fifth row starting. The
Spanish rider recorded optimal lap times in race set up and is waiting with
optimism for the race start tomorrow.

"Even if with qualifying tyres I still do not succeed in riding at my best,"  -
said at the end of the day Fonsi Nieto.  "in race conditions I have a good pace
and believe to do well.  We have still to set the bike for some sloping corner,
where it looks to exit outside, then we will mount a fresh motor for the race. I
am confident in a good result tomorrow, even if a lot will depend on the

Gianluca Nannelli  will leave tomorrow from the second row; its bike has still
some problem to which not always the fantastic 749R Ducati's top speed - also
today it has recorded as the fastest bike - is sufficient to recover.

"The bike is, like always, very very fast, but  they remain some handling
problems ".  - said Nannelli, not too much satisfied of the qualifying result. -
"In braking action it moves a lot, the rear is still sliding in most of corners.
On the contrary we have solved some front problem and we selected a race tyre
that gives confidence to me. I believe that the asphalt's temperature, also
today afternoon was warmest as in the morning's session, has a big influence on
the bike's handling. Forecast for tomorrow says it will be fresher, so we'll see
if it will be an advantage".