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

(Magny Cours 2005, October 8)

After he recorded the quickest laptime during qualifying session Lorenzo Lanzi
set the second fastest in Superpole at Magny Cours, final round of 2005 WSBK
Championship. Lorenzo is a bit disappointed to miss the pole position, but most
important is to start from the front row for tomorrow's two races, and the goal
has been reached.

"I'm a biy disappointed to miss the pole." -  confessed at the end of Superpole
Lorenzo Lanzi. "I tried to set a laptime under 1'40", but a small mistake during
the second split slowed my action.. Actually the 39"8 was sensational by Chris.
I shall start from the front row and the first corner is on the left, so it
would be important have a good start. For the race I'm quietly confident, the
bike performs well and I have an excellent race pace. Both during the qualifying
morning session as in the afternoon free practice session I made a long run with
a good result and the tyres worked very well. I'm confident in a good race, now
we must hope that weather conditions will remain good for this last race of the

Less satisfied is Gianluca Nannelli, that at Magny Cours tried without success
to score the front row, missed just for three tenth of second. The Frenc track
is not favourable for the twin, most in the final part where are slow corners
and where some handling problems made Gianluca to lose precious time.

"I'm very tired, also if the final result wasn't too bad the bike asks in such
conditions a heavy physical commitment." - said Gianluca Nannelli after the
practices. "In the slowest part of the circuit, the final corners, we have a
difficult handling and in that split I lose a lot of time. We changed the set
up, but without any result,so for tomorrow's race I have any illusion. Will be
very important the first laps, we have o remain with the leader group otherwise
there wi'll be no story. Now we have to study with the team the tyres selection
for the race, to stay with the leaders at the beginning and to have still grip
for the final laps; I would end the season with a very good result."