Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
2005 World Supersport championship, round seven
Brno, Czech Republic - Sunday, 17 July 2005


Winston rider Sebastien Charpentier took his fifth win of the season in this
afternoon's seventh round World Supersport championship race at Brno, Czech
Republic. His closest challenger, Kevin Curtain, crashed out of the race unhurt
with just three laps to go.

Curtain's failure to score leaves Charpentier's regular Winston Ten Kate Honda
team-mate Katsuaki Fujiwara in second place in the championship standings. The
Japanese rider, however, was injured this weekend and replaced by Britain's
Craig Jones, who rode to an impressive sixth place finish.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"That was just another great job from Sebastien. He had another good fight with
Kevin (Curtain) just like during the qualifying sessions but it's clear that Seb
is really the man of World Supersport this year. Of course, it's not nice to see
anyone crashing out but Kevin's non-score is good for Kats's championship
position as well. Kats is still in second place in the points but his substitute
for this weekend did a great job standing in for him. Everyone agrees that Craig
put in a very solid debut with a brand new team and an unfamiliar bike. It was a
top six finish but a podium was certainly within reach."

Sebastien Charpentier - first

"It was a difficult race and a good battle with Kevin from the start but it
wasn't so good for me when he crashed out. I prefer a fight but this result has
given me a really good lead in the championship. With my pole position
qualifying time and the fastest lap of the race, it's been a complete weekend
for me. The grip went off towards the end of the race today but it's our first
visit here so it feels good to beat the other teams that have tested here
already. Brno is a great riders' circuit because it's got a great mix of
everything but I think it's probably one of my favourite circuits after this
great weekend."

Craig Jones - sixth

"I actually enjoyed the race more than the whole weekend which, itself, has been
a fantastic experience. It's difficult coming into a new team and trying to make
the bike feel like my own but the team has been great and the bike felt really
good in the race. At the start of the race, I was running with Sebastien just in
front of me and could have gone round the outside of him in one corner. But I
thought 'No, that's the boss man, just ease off a little!' About five laps from
the end I was getting some front end slides and on the last lap I made a little
mistake and nearly ran into the guy in front of me. I thought then I'd just
settle for a good result."

World Supersport, Brno - results (18 laps, 99.254km):

 1 Sebastien Charpentier FRA (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  38m44.765s
 2 Michel Fabrizio ITA (Honda)                            +4.429s
 3 Gianluca Nannelli ITA (Ducati)                         +5.366
 4 Robin Harms DEN (Honda)                                +7.973
 5 Javier Fores ESP (Suzuki)                              +9.589
 6 Craig Jones GBR (Winston Ten Kate Honda)               +9.782
 7 Stephane Chambon FRA (Honda)                          +18.814
 8 Alessandro Corradi ITA (Ducati)                       +22.238
 9 Werner Daemen BEL (Honda)                             +22.409
 10 Barry Veneman NED (Suzuki)                           +24.494

Championship points after seven of 12 rounds:

Charpentier        165
Katsuaki Fujiwara  106 JPN (Winston Ten Kate Honda)
Kevin Curtain       93 (Yamaha)
Fabien Foret FRA    74 (Honda)
Fabrizio            62
Broc Parkes         60 (Yamaha)
Nannelli            56
Chambon             55
Fores               47
Tauto Lauslehto     40 FIN (Honda)

Next round:

Brands Hatch, GB - 7 August