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

(Imola 2005, October 1st)

Once more a fantastic day on Imola Circuit, intitled to Enzo and Dino Ferrari,
for Scuderia SC Caracchi riders. Gianluca Nannelli, on the 749R Supersport
painted in a new silver colour to honour the historic Ducati victory in the
first edition of 200 Miles of Imola, will start tomorrow from the front row of
the starting grid thanks the third fastest set in today's qualifying, a result
that actually has the value of a second position looking that Charpentier will
not start due the bad crash during morning's session.

For just a few hundredth of seconds Lorenzo Lanzi on the 999F05 Superbike has
still lost the front row and will start from the second row thanks the fifth
fastest set in Superpole.

"At the end of the final qualifying I tried to reach the Charpentier's time." -
said after the practices Gianluca Nannelli. "Unfortunately I made a couple of
mistakes and I lost precious tenth of second. In the low chicane I found also
some rider slow, so I remained second, but I believe to have a good chance for
tomorrow's race. The bike runs well and is quite fast, it's not still perfect in
the front which is going to lose the line, but we know how to recover to reduce
the defect. Now I feel quite better, I have just some pain in the shoulder.
Today I've been 8 tenth faster as yesterday and on this track I got always good
results. I hope so to give a good performance to everybody who helped me,
particularly to Ducati and to the whole team."

Also if a bit disappointed for missing a front row position Lorenzo Lanzi is
however satisfied for today's result.

"Unfortunately a couple of mistakes, first at Villeneuve corner and then at
Rivazza, slowed me down in Superpole and for a few hundredth of second that are
missing for the front row." -  said back in the pit Lorenzo Lanzi. "That's a
pity because my second split has been perfect. The bike is very good thanks the
great work of the team, I have an excellent pace for the race and during
afternoon session I've been the only fastest as the 1'49" limit using race
tyres, a laptime that I repeat in Superpole. We worked a lot for selecting the
race tyres and I believe that we found a good solution. Weather forecast for
tomorrow speak for rain danger ant it would be a pity because Vermeulen and
Corser are very fast, but all the Ducati team is ready to fight on his
home-track and in front our fans."