Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Scuderia SC Caracchi-NCR
DEBUT PRACTICE DAY AT ASSEN NANNELLI CRASHES, BUT LANZI MAKE THE TEAM SMILE

(Assen 2005, September 2)

On the modified Assen circuit debut practice day in an unusual warm weather,
with 22C air  temperature and  73% humidity.

The practice started in a bad way for Scuderia SC Caracchi, with a bad crash for
Gianluca Nannelli during the morning free practice session; the bike slided
suddenly and the rider highsided landing badly on the track unconscious. In the
clinic controls Nannelli has been declared free of bad dameges, but he didn't
take part of the qualifying practices in the afternoon. After a final control
tomorrow morning the doctors will declare Nannelli fit or unfit to race for
Saturday's qualifying.

"It has been a bad crash". - commented Gianluca Nannelli when he was back in the
paddock. "I'm quite dazed, but no bad dameges. Outing the last chicane the bike
slided and I've been highsided. I don't know why, people which have seen the
accident described it like an early opening of the throttle, but looking at the
data recording it looks that is not that the cause. It's a pity because I was
running very well, also if it was just the first part of the session. I hope
tomorrow to be able to practice and, very important, to be able to ride as I
like."

Later Lorenzo Lanzi bring once more the smile in the team, recording the fifth
fastest time in first qualifying session with a time of 2'05.594 and was just
one tenth of second off the provisional front row full of factory riders. But
Lanzi focused himself in the setting for the demanding Dutch circuit and not
looking for a fast lap.

"We tried several different solutions for the set up, also with finished tyres."
- said at the end of the session Lorenzo Lanzi. "I believe that we got a good
setting solution. Looking at the fast lap I've done it quite easily, but in just
a second there are ten riders and it's easy to make a prevision for a big fight
tomorrow to keep the best grid positions. At the end I'm quite satisfied, during
the morning's session I practiced always with the same tyres set to find a good
handling with finished tyres and we find a good setting looking a group battle
during the final part of the race. Now we look with the team how to organize the
qualifying work tomorrow morning."
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