Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
round ten - Eurospeedway Lausitz, Germany
Final qualifying - 10 September 2005


Chris Vermeulen will start from the front row of the grid for tomorrow's two
tenth round World Superbike championship races at Eurospeedway Lausitz in
Germany after setting the third fastest time in this afternoon's Superpole
event. Pole position went to Italy's Lorenzo Lanzi, who is deputising for the
injured Regis Laconi. Troy Corser and James Toseland complete the front row for
tomorrow's two 24-lap races at the 4.3km circuit.

Vermeulen's Winston Ten Kate Honda team-mate, Karl Muggeridge, set the sixth
fastest Superpole time after finishing regulation qualifying in third place. The
Australian, however, is confident of a good race set-up for his Honda CBR1000RR
at the Eurospeedway.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"Until Superpole this afternoon it looked as though we could get both riders on
the front row for tomorrow's races. It's important to start well here and get
away with the leading riders on the opening lap. Unfortunately, Karl's Superpole
lap wasn't great so he slipped to sixth on the grid but, with his race set-up,
we're confident that he'll be OK for tomorrow. Chris's goal was a front row
start and he achieved what he needs if he's to have an opportunity to take more
points from Troy (Corser). We're keeping our fingers crossed for the rain to
stay away for some good racing tomorrow because it should be pretty spectacular."

Chris Vermeulen - third fastest, 1m39.275s

"As I said last week, as long as I can start on the front row, I'm pretty happy
and that's where I am for tomorrow. It's a very different circuit to Assen - a
lot slower and bumpier - but we tested here in July so we're pretty happy with
the way it's gone. A front row start is really important here because it's going
to be quite hard to pass, so you need to get away with the front group. But if
it rains tomorrow, as some forecasts are saying, it could get messy. We had some
rain here during our test and the place turns into an ice rink when it's wet."

Karl Muggeridge - sixth fastest, 1m39.924s

"What a pathetic lap! I was a little too easy on the brakes because I was trying
to keep it clean; but I think maybe it was too clean - I should have been a
little more on the edge. A front row start would have been good here but sixth
is not so bad, as long as I can get away well at the start. The important thing
is that we've found a good bike by making steady progress in each session. We
made good progress to day and I'm ready to go tomorrow."

World Superbike, Eurospeedway Lausitz - final qualifying times:

 1 Lorenzo Lanzi ITA (Ducati)                    1m39.019s
 2 Troy Corser AUS (Suzuki)                      1:39.092
 3 Chris Vermeulen AUS (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  1:39.275
 4 James Toseland GBR (Ducati)                   1:39.665
 5 Andrew Pitt AUS (Yamaha)                      1:39.899
 6 Karl Muggeridge AUS (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  1:39.924
 7 Noriyuki Haga JPN (Yamaha)                    1:40.109
 8 Max Neukirchner GER (Honda)                   1:40.187
 9 Yukio Kagayama JPN (Suzuki)                   1:40.191
10 Steve Martin AUS (Petronas)                   1:40.282