Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Scuderia SC Caracchi-NCR
FIRST PRACTICE DAY AT BRANDS HATCH: WELL NANNELLI, CAUTION FOR LANZI AND NIETO

(Brands Hatch 2005, August 5)

On the demanding 4197 meters of Brands Hatch, near London, first practice day
characterized by rain and cold; only during the afternoon the track dried, but
always with no more as 20C degrees temperature.

Very well the 749R Supersport by Gianluca Nannelli that reached the second
position behind the championship leader Charpentier. Some difficulties on the
contrary for the 999RSs Superbike by Lanzi and Nieto: both the riders started
with caution looking for the best machine's setting, also because the weather
forecast show dry weather for tomorrow ant the lap times scored today are
destined to be improved.

"I'm quite satisfied with the session of today". - commented at the end Gianluca
Nannelli. "We could test different tyres and with one of them I got a good
feeling looking at the race, but all look to be an improvement with the past
production. I'm sure that with a harder riding, looking at the performance, I
could be able to reduce my gap to Charpentier, I found a good race setting and I
like that track. More the bike is always on the top as top speed, so I'm quite
confident for the week end."

A bit les satisfied is Lorenzo Lanzi, just 24th in the afternoon session, also
if both today's sessions have been all dedicated for the bike setting for the
demanding englis circuit.

"We tested several set up solutions." - declared Lorenzo Lanzi. "Unfortunately
the continuous weather conditions changing didn't help us. We never use soft
tyres, sparing them for tomorrow, but in any case we'll have a lot of work to
do. Now we'll see with all the team which could be the actions to do for the
final session tomorrow morning."

Fonsi Nieto never visit before Brands Hatch, and the Spanish rider had alto to
pay the "toll fee" at this track, crashing at the middle of qualifying session.

"That'a a very demanding track." - said at the end Fonsi Nieto. "At the
beginning of the session, with the track not perfectly dried, I was not in bad
position. But after my crash the track dried very quick and a lot of riders
passed me. Tomorrow we have to be early focused to get a good result that allow
us to make the Superpole and start in front."
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