Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
World Supersport Championship - Lausitzring test
Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 July 2005


In spite of his domination of this season's World Supersport championship,
Winston Ten Kate Honda's Sebastien Charpentier has been looking for even more
from his CBR600RR at a test in Germany this week. Direct from his impressive win
last weekend at Brno in the Czech Republic, the Frenchman rode at the
Eurospeedway circuit, Lausitzring on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ronald Ten Kate - team manager:

"With Katsuaki Fujiwara still recovering from his back injury in Japan, it was
down to Sebastien to test a new fuel injection and ignition system on his own
this week. Unfortunately, rain forced us to call an early halt to the test on
Thursday morning but that didn't stop him putting in a lot of work and posting
an impressive lap time. He is hungry for any improvements we can find on the
bike and, as a team, we are always looking to make small adjustments to boost
its performance even further."

Sebastien Charpentier - best time, 1m42.0s:

"It was a very good test for me and the team and I was able to do a very good
lap time. My bike felt even faster than at Brno but we also tested some
development parts from HRC as we always look for improvements. The new injection
and ignition system felt good and I made many practice starts to test it. In the
dry on Wednesday everything felt good and I even made a few laps in the wet on
Thursday morning, although it was very slippery. The weather was strange - cold,
windy and wet - so I hope it is OK for the race there in September."

Eurospeedway, Lausitzring (4.265km) Unofficial times:

Sebastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  1m42.0s
Broc Parkes (Yamaha)                            1:43.1
Kevin Curtain (Yamaha)                          1:43.3

2002 fastest race lap

Fabien Foret (Ten Kate Honda) 1:43.6