Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
World Supersport Championship - event preview
Round six - Misano, Italy (24-26 June 2005)


Winston Ten Kate Honda's World Supersport pairing of Sebastien Charpentier and
Katsuaki Fujiwara head for the 4.06km Autodromo Santa Monica circuit in Misano
this weekend for round six of the championship that they have dominated all

Charpentier took his third win of the season last time out at Silverstone, GB,
while his team-mate Fujiwara has scored two victories himself. A successful test
at Magny-Cours in France two weeks ago sees the Winston Ten Kate Honda squad
brimming with confidence for this weekend's 23-lap outing.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"The test at Magny-Cours allowed us to try some new ignition and injection
mapping components which enhanced the riders' feel for the CBR600RR and improved
acceleration a little. We were also able to experiment with some different
chassis settings to see if there are any areas where we can make some positive
changes. We'll try some of these on the spare machines when we start practice at
Misano, where the heat will be an influencing factor. The season has started
fantastically with five wins from five races and, if we can get another win in
Misano, it will be the team's tenth consecutive World Supersport race win. That
will be good to celebrate."

Sebastien Charpentier - championship position 1st, 115 points:

"I just want to continue with more of the same this weekend because the start to
the season has been a dream. Three wins and two second places is fantastic for
me and Kats (Fujiwara) is second in the championship which is also great for the
team. There is a fantastic atmosphere in the garage and everyone is very relaxed
and, after our test at Magny-Cours, we are confident that we can continue with
our good performance. The last round at Silverstone was perfect for me with pole
position, the fastest lap and a win. I would like to repeat that at Misano this
weekend so I have been doing some cycling in the hot weather in France to
prepare the conditions this weekend."

Katsuaki Fujiwara - championship position 2nd, 90 points:

"Silverstone was not so good for me because I had a crash during practice and a
bit of a cold as well. In the race I experienced some gear selection problems
and that allowed Sebastien to have a bigger lead in the championship. I have to
try very hard for another win this weekend to close the gap and after the test
in France I think I have a good chance. I am feeling fit now and the shoulder
that I injured at Silverstone is much better. I'm looking forward to Misano,
where I have been on the podium before. But now I would like to win there."

World Supersport Championship points after five of 12 rounds:

 1 Sebastien Charpentier FRA (Winston Ten Kate Honda) 115
 2 Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN (Winston Ten Kate Honda) 90
 3 Kevin Curtain AUS (Yamaha) 80
 4 Fabien Foret FRA (Honda) 54
 5 Broc Parkes AUS (Yamaha) 49
 6 Stephane Chambon FRA (Honda) 45
 7 Michel Fabrizio ITA (Honda) 42
 8 Gianluca Nannelli ITA (Ducati) 40
 9 Tauto Lauslehto FIN (Honda) 30
10 Javier Fores ESP (Suzuki) 27

Misano World Supersport event schedule:

Friday 24 June -   09.35-10.20 free practice
                   13.15-14.00 qualifying
Saturday 25 June - 10.00-10.45 free practice
                   13.45-14.30 qualifying
Sunday 26 June     09.50-10.10 warm-up
                   13.20 race (23 laps, 93.38km)