Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
DUCATI CORSE PRESS INFORMATION
FRONT ROW STARTS FOR TOSELAND AND LACONI (DUCATI XEROX TEAM)
IN BRANDS HATCH SUPERPOLE

Saturday, 6 August 2005: James Toseland and Rgis Laconi will both start the
Great Britain Round of the World Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch from the
front row of the grid after setting third and fourth quickest times respectively
in Superpole. Toseland was particularly impressive in the one-lap dash, taking
his Xerox-backed Ducati 999 F05 up from eleventh in qualifying to third behind
poleman Corser (Suzuki) and Muggeridge (Honda). Laconi will start the two races
tomorrow from the final front row grid slot.

I must have gone a bit wide on at least three or four corners declared
Toseland and I was a bit worried that I wasnt going to be on the front row
with that time. If I had done a really good lap, a 26.5 would have been
possible, but to be third on the grid at Brands Hatch, my first front-row start
here, is really great. We had a few problems at the start of this weekend with
the setting, after having to change quite a lot since the last race, but the
team has worked fantastically well to get things moving forward and now for
tomorrow Im pretty confident.

Im a bit disappointed with my Superpole lap because I thought we could be
closer to the pole but its OK commented Laconi. Its very important to be on
the front row at Brands Hatch because you have one of the most difficult corners
in the beginning and the first part of the circuit is quite slow and difficult
to pass. I will try and keep the speed up as much as possible in the early laps
to have a good chance of victory. I think that we have a good chance of winning
because we are starting from the first row. You never know before but I will
give my best to try and win tomorrow for sure.

STARTING-GRID:

 1. Corser (Suzuki)          1m26.672s
 2. Muggeridge (Honda)       1m26.833s
 3. Toseland (Ducati Xerox)  1m26.919s
 4. Laconi (Ducati Xerox)    1m26.982s
 5. Walker (Kawasaki)        1m27.014s
 6. Haga (Yamaha)            1m27.044s
 7. Pitt (Yamaha)            1m27.192s
 8. Vermeulen (Honda)        1m27.196s
 9. Lanzi (Ducati SC)        1m27.618s
10. Martin (Petronas)        1m27.653s
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