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

(Imola 2005, September 30)

Fantastic first practice day at Imola for Scuderia SC Caracchi riders. Both
Lorenzo Lanzi in Superbike and Gianluca Nannelli in Supersport recorded a front
row position in the provisional starting grid. Lorenzo Lanzi confirms in this
way his splendid moment emphasized with the win on EuroSpeedway Lausitz race.

"I am very satisfied for this first day." -  said at the end of practices
Lorenzo Lanzi. "The team has done a fantastic job and the bike looks to be
perfect. We focused our work on the new tyres developed by Pirelli and I believe
that we found the right solution for the race. Today I've never used soft tyres
and with the selected tyres I rode several laps with a fast pace, and so I'm
confident to be able to challenge a good race on this track that's my home
track. I thanks once more Ducati Corse for this great chance; from my hometown,
San Piero in Bagno, will join Imola a lot of friends and I hope to make them a
present of a splendid race."

Focused day looking for the best set up in Supersport for Gianluca Nannelli,
still a bit blocked by the after-effects of Assen crashes.

"I feel quite well, but I have still some shoulder pain, but after a medical
treatment by Clinica Mobile people the pain decreased." - related at the end of
the day Gianluca. "The bike performs very well and has a good top speed. Also if
Charpentier recorded a very good lap time I believe that we'll be able to
reduce, or maybe cancel, our gap. Today we most focused for race tyres selection
and not looking for a fast lap. There are stil two practice session to improve
the bike setting and Imola track has any secret for "the wizard" Farnθ."