Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
round ten - race one
Eurospeedway Lausitz, Germany - Sunday, 11 September 2005


Chris Vermeulen won his fourth race of the season in this afternoon's opening
tenth round World Superbike championship outing in Germany this afternoon.
Adding to his double win at Assen last weekend, the Winston Ten Kate Honda rider
beat Noryuki Haga into second place at the Eurospeedway Lausitz, with series
leader Troy Corser third, after the scheduled 24-lapper was red flagged after 20
laps because of rain.

Taking the lead from Corser on lap two, Vermeulen was only headed for two laps
by Lorenzo Lanzi, who was given a ride-through penalty for cutting the 4.3km
circuit. Vermeulen now trails Corser by 77 points with five races remaining. His
Winston Ten Kate Honda team-mate, Karl Muggeridge, crashed unhurt at the
beginning of lap three whilst running in a strong seventh place.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"That was another good ride from Chris to make it three wins in a row. He's
doing the only thing he can do to keep the championship alive - that's winning
races and taking points off Troy (Corser). It was only nine points this time so
we'll be hoping for even more in race two. It was a shame for Karl this
afternoon, who had been building up all weekend for a strong race.
Unfortunately, his race ended with a block pass from another rider and there was
nowhere for him to go. I'm sure he'll realise his true potential in the second

Chris Vermeulen - winner

"Another win and all I can do is try to keep it going. It was a pretty tough
race and the last three or four laps were particularly hard when the rain
started to fall. It's difficult being in front and not really knowing how hard
to push. I was pointing up at the sky for a couple of laps before they stopped
it but they did the right thing because it was getting really slippery out
there. The track was a lot colder than it has been for the rest of the weekend
and we had a wet warm-up this morning so we had some difficult choices this
afternoon. The bike is working well but it wasn't so great towards the end there
when the rain started!"

Karl Muggeridge - DNF

"Not a very nice situation to be in, really. I got baulked going into the first
turn and ended up about tenth. Then, going into lap three, someone pretty much
stopped in the middle of the corner and that was it. I'm pretty disappointed
because I felt comfortable and had no worries at all with the bike. I'll just
have to hope for better luck in race two."

World Superbike, Eurospeedway Lausitz - race one results (20 laps, 85.300km):

 1 Chris Vermeulen AUS (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  33m36.341s
 2 Noriyuki Haga JPN (Yamaha)                       +0.269s
 3 Troy Corser AUS (Suzuki)                         +2.299
 4 James Toseland GBR (Ducati)                      +7.058
 5 Yukio Kagayama JPN (Suzuki)                     +12.708
 6 Andrew Pitt AUS (Yamaha)                        +14.053
 7 Max Neukirchner GER (Honda)                     +16.616
 8 Lorenzo Lanzi ITA (Ducati)                      +19.023
 9 Norick Abe JPN (Yamaha)                         +24.651
10 Ben Bostrom USA (Honda)                         +34.354