Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
DUCATI CORSE PRESS INFORMATION
LANZI STEPS IN TO REPLACE INJURED LACONI AT EUROSPEEDWAY LAUSITZ FOR
THE FACTORY DUCATI XEROX TEAM

Bologna (Italy), Wednesday 7 September: Italian Lorenzo Lanzi will step in to
the factory Ducati Xerox World Superbike team this weekend at the Eurospeedway
Lausitz alongside James Toseland, as a replacement for the injured Rgis Laconi.

Frenchman Laconi was injured in a crash during last Fridays first qualifying at
Assen and immediately flew back to France for further checks with physiotherapy
specialists, but the nature of his injuries mean that he has been ruled out of
the race in Germany. In the crash Laconi suffered a gashed right elbow, which
needed eight stitches and an injured tendon, which will require several weeks to
heal.

After a difficult start to the season, the performances of 23-year-old Lanzi on
the satellite Ducati Caracchi Team 999RS have taken a positive swing in the last
eight races, in which he has never been outside the top 10. His best result this
year is fifth place in race 1 at Misano Adriatico.

The young Italian finished seventh and sixth at Assen on Sunday and will make
his debut for the factory team at the imposing Eurospeedway in the former East
Germany, a now-familiar circuit for Lorenzo, after a two-day test that took
place in July.

Ducati Corse wishes to thank Scuderia Caracchi and its sponsor GA for making
Lorenzo Lanzi available for this weekends race.
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