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

(Assen 2005, September)

Positive results at Assen in the second and final practice day for the riders of
Scuderia SC Caracchi, in a splendid weather condition, about 25C.

Fantastic has been Lorenzo Lanzi during the regular qualifying sessions, as the
young rider clinched the fourth place overall, showing a very fast pace in race
conditions. Unfortunately in Superpole session Lorenzo made some mistake that
put him down in the tenth place of the starting grid, third row, but Lorenzo,
also if a bit disappointed, is confident for a good result tomorrow.

"I'm a bit disappointed, it's true". - confessed in the pit Lorenzo Lanzi.
"After two practice days always in the top five then in Superpole I've done some
small mistake, taking a few risks in the first split and in the final corners.
So I failed the second row which was my goal. I'm unhappy because here in Assen
I was confident to start from a better position as always. I like this circuit
and for the race we found a good set up. I hope in a good start tomorrow, that
will be basic for a good result. More and more the team's guys have been great,
working in a perfect way. Sure after the forth fastest in qualifying I was
confident in a better Superpole result, but looking at all I'm quite satisfied
and tomorrow I'll be able to send my challenge."

Gianluca Nannelli, after yesterday's bad crash, finally has been able to
practice this morning and, despite a not perfect set up, recorded a very good
sixth fastest that allow him to start from the second row of the starting grid.

"I had a couple of very bad days." - said at the end Gianluca Nannelli. "After
my crash of yesterday morning also last night I've been not able to rest and
this morning, at the end of free practice session, I didn't feel well. The
Clinica Mobile's doctors helped me, but in the afternoon I was very tired.
However we clinched a good lap time and I'll start from the second row, despite
a set up "invented" because We couldn't work correctly on the bike. The sixth
fastest is a good result, I'm a bit worry for the race, because the bike is not
perfect as I would and even I myself I don't know if I'll be able to ride at my
best for all the 16 laps of a race that looks to be a hard fight with a lot of
riders very close. But I have another night to recover, I hope to be in better
physical conditions tomorrow."