Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
2005 World Supersport championship, round six - Misano, Italy
Final qualifying - 25 June 2005


Katsuaki Fujiwara had to concede pole position for tomorrow's sixth round World
Supersport championship race at Misano, Italy to fellow Honda rider, Fabien
Foret, this afternoon; the Frenchman beat his Japanese rival to the coveted spot
by just .019s.

Fujiwara's Winston Ten Kate Honda team-mate, Sebastien Charpentier, saw his
string of consecutive pole positions come to an end as he had to settle for
third place on the grid for tomorrow's 23-lap race around the 4.060km Misano
circuit. Charpentier has taken pole position at the first five rounds of this
year's championship.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"The one sure thing about a string of results is that it has to come to an end
sometime and that's what happened with pole position this afternoon. It's good
to know that we fought hard to keep it going though, and at least it has gone to
another Honda rider. Sebastien recovered well from his crash this morning and
I'm very pleased with the way that Katsuaki has gone about making steady
improvements yesterday and today. Both our riders are on the front row and happy
with their race set-ups. We'll spend some time confirming tyre choice tomorrow
morning and hopefully be able to continue our string of race wins."

Katsuaki Fujiwara - second fastest, 1m37.639s

"I'm really happy with the set-up we have here and we're pretty sure which tyres
we're going to use. We will check that in the morning during warm-up but we're
ready to race. It was very hot out there this afternoon, with the track
temperature again very high. I think it might be even hotter tomorrow so 23 laps
will be very hard work around here. But I like Misano and I've enjoyed being on
the podium here before. Tomorrow I want to be on the top step."

Sebastien Charpentier - third fastest, 1m37.959s

"It's OK I guess but I've become used to pole position and I like it. The crash
this morning was nothing really - near the end of a lap when I was coming in
anyway. But I'm happy that we've continued to make progress with the set-up and
the only problem we have is the lack of grip. The hot weather does not help and
it is the same for everyone. Misano is certainly not my favourite track - those
are still to come - so I'll do my best here tomorrow and try to stay in a good
position in the championship."

World Supersport, Misano - final qualifying times:

 1 Fabien Foret FRA (Honda)                            1m37.620s
 2 Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN (Winston Ten Kate Honda)      1:37.639
 3 Sebastien Charpentier FRA (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  1:37.959
 4 Kevin Curtain AUS (Yamaha)                          1:38.118
 5 Michel Fabrizio ITA (Honda)                         1:38.215
 6 Gianluca Nannelli ITA (Ducati)                      1:38.226
 7 Broc Parkes AUS (Yamaha)                            1:38.470
 8 Simone Sanna ITA (Honda)                            1:38.514
 9 Cristiano Migliatori ITA (Kawasaki)                 1:38.661
10 Javier Fores ESP (Suzuki)                           1:38.814