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

(Brands Hatch 2005, August 6)

Once more a good day for Scuderia SC Caracchi riders at Brands Hatch, after the
second practice day, with better weather conditions compared to yesterday, on a
dry track and several degrees warmer temperature. The only black point of the
day is a new occasion that the misfortune found to hit the innocent Fonsi Nieto,
collided by another rider this morning too during the final qualifying session
and not allowed to defend his possibilities to upgrade his grid position.

Lorenzo Lanzi, on the 999RS Ducati Superbike recorded an excellent sixth place
after the regular qualifying sessions, then in Superpole his short experience in
the "all or nothing" lap forced him to some mistake that penalized his
performance, losing some position; Lorenzo will start from the ninth position,
the best ever scored during this season, but however showing to be able to
compete with the leaders.

"The start will be very important once more." - said at the end of the day
Lorenzo Lanzi. "Unfortunately in Superpole I lack experience, but that was only
the third possibility for me. So all considering that's good, the bike is OK,
the race pace is like the fastest. We have already done our selection for
tomorrow's races, I hope that the temperature will not increase too much because
that would shake all our setting, in practice we would work a couple of days for
nothing. However, I repeat, it will be very important to start well and stay
with the best in the early laps to make a good race."

Fonsi Nieto was quite disappointed after the morning's practice, late in the
afternoon's free practice session his mood became a bit better, bu he is not
actually optimist for tomorrow's races.

"That's not possible!" - said a disappointed Fonsi Nieto back at the pit. "Also
here in UK I've been able to found somebody that hit me and send me on the
asphalt. My Chief mechanic Machi and the guys worked as crazy to rebuilt the
bike after yesterday crash and during the morning i flied again. By fortune I
had any physical damage and during the afternoon practice I recorded some good
lap time, but to start from the seventh row to hope in a positive result is
impossible, more for a rookie in such demanding track."

In Supersport the 749R Ducati of  Team SC Caracchi grabbed another splendid
front row position. Gianluca Nannelli improved his lap time more as 0,6 seconds,
recording the third lap time overall. Gianluca worked on both his bikes, finding
a good set up that give good hopeness for the 23 laps tomorrow race.

"Today the asphalt temperature was changed as yesterday, it was warmer 9C". -
declared Gianluca Nannelli. "If tomorrow the weather conditions will be the same
as this morning I'm confident in a good race, able to ride with Charpentier.
Today I did not push hardly, there was a lot of traffic on the course and a lot
of riders looking to stay in my trail. When I got the qualifying tyres I must
rejoin the pit to broke the train behind me. I improved 0,6 seconds my yesterday
lap time, we have already selected the race tyres, I have a fast pace in race
conditions, also with a fuel thank full, so I'm quite satisfied. The team worked
very well and my bike is, as always, one of the fastest of the group".