Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
2005 World Supersport championship, round six
Misano, Italy - Sunday, 26 June 2005


Winston rider Sebastien Charpentier scorched to his fourth win of the season in
this afternoon's sixth round World Supersport championship race at Misano,
Italy. In doing so, the Frenchman secured his Ten Kate team's tenth successive
World Supersport victory.

Charpentier's team-mate, Katsuaki Fujiwara, finished the 23-lap race around the
4.060km Misano circuit in third place, behind Frenchman Fabien Foret on another
Honda CBR600RR.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"Even though our string of pole positions ended during qualifying here, our race
wins continue to rack up, which is fantastic for the whole team. We could all
see what a hard race it was - both on the tyres and the riders but Sebastien put
the hammer down towards the end of the race and that caused Foret some problems.
Today's win is special because it hasn't been an easy weekend for the team.
We've concentrated from the first free practice on getting a good race setting
and that strategy has been justified with our results today."

Sebastien Charpentier - first

"I'm so happy because Misano is one of my least favourite circuits and it has
not been easy this weekend. I've had a couple of crashes and the conditions have
been very difficult to set up the bike properly. After a strange start, when the
lights were doing some strange things, I managed to settle into a rhythm and
actually enjoyed the race. It was great fun and I feel OK because I am in good
physical shape. The result is very good for the championship and a great reward
for the team, whom I thank for all their hard work this weekend."

Katsuaki Fujiwara - third

"It was a really good race, although the start was a little mad with everyone
going very fast into the first corner. But the tyres were sliding very much -
not so bad on the slower corners but on the fast left handers going onto the
back straight it was very, very difficult. For the last ten laps, the tyres were
finished so I just had to ease back a little and take third place. Sebastien was
riding very well and was using the same tyres as me, so maybe my setting could
have been a little different."

World Supersport, Misano - results (23 laps, 93.38km):

 1 Sebastien Charpentier FRA (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  38m14.344s
 2 Fabien Foret FRA (Honda)                               +0.496s
 3 Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN (Winston Ten Kate Honda)         +4.981
 4 Kevin Curtain AUS (Yamaha)                            +13.367
 5 Broc Parkes AUS (Yamaha)                              +19.396
 6 Simone Sanna ITA (Honda)                              +22.277
 7 Javier Fores ESP (Suzuki)                             +26.558
 8 Alessandro Antonello ITA (Kawasaki)                   +26.871
 9 Cristiano Migliatori ITA (Kawasaki)                   +26.901
10 Tauto Lauslehto FIN (Honda)                           +27.564

Championship points after six of 12 rounds:

Charpentier     140
Fujiwara        106
Curtain          93
Foret            74
Parkes           60
Chambon          46
Michel Fabrizio  42
Nannelli         41
Lauslehto        36
Fores            36

Next round:

Brno, Czech Republic - 17 July