Press Release
(2005 FIM Supersport World Championship)
Winston Ten Kate Honda
event preview
Round ten - Lausitzring, Germany (9-11 September 2005)


Despite wrapping up the 2005 World Supersport championship at the Winston Ten
Kate Honda team's home round of Assen last Sunday, Sebastien Charpentier remains
focused on winning again. Round ten of the series takes place at the 4.3km
Lausitzring in Germany this weekend and the Frenchman is seeking to extend his
impressive sequence of eight pole positions, six wins and three second places
from the nine rounds to date.

Meanwhile, Charpentier's Winston Honda team-mate, Katsuaki Fujiwara, also has
his own strong incentive this weekend of retaining second place in the
championship this season - a position he holds with a slim, five-point advantage
over Australian rival, Kevin Curtain.

Ronald ten Kate - team manager:

"Obviously with the pressure of winning the championship now released after the
events in Assen last Sunday, our goal this weekend at the Lausitzring will be to
win again on Sunday with both our riders on the podium. We had a successful test
here in July, although Kats (Fujiwara) missed that event through injury. Now
Sebastien has won our fourth consecutive title, we'll be doing everything we can
to secure second place in the championship for Kats. I think that would be a
perfect end to the season for us, for Winston and for Honda's CBR600RR."

Sebastien Charpentier - championship position 1st, 210 points (World Supersport champion 2005):

"I had a very relaxed evening on Sunday - a meal with some friends and then back
to the track to celebrate a little more with my team; but it was all very calm.
I went home to France on Monday to spend some time by the pool and the feeling
of winning the championship is getting better and better each day. It's a very
good feeling but I still have a job to do this weekend in Lausitz and the test
we had here a few weeks ago tells me that we should be strong again this
weekend. Although we have won the title, there are still three more races to win."

Katsuaki Fujiwara - championship position 2nd, 127 points:

"There is nothing more I can do about winning the title this year - Sebastien
has ridden very well all season and he deserved to win the championship last
Sunday. Now I must concentrate on staying in second place for Honda, the team
and its sponsors. I missed the team's test at Lausitzring in July because I was
injured, but I remember the circuit from 2002 when I won the World Supersport
race here from the front row of the grid. I have won two races this season but I
made a couple of mistakes last weekend at Assen; the CBR really is a very good
bike and I am determined to ride as perfectly as I can to win again on Sunday."

World Supersport Championship points after nine of 12 rounds:

 1 Sebastien Charpentier FRA (Winston Ten Kate Honda)  210
 2 Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN (Winston Ten Kate Honda)      127
 3 Kevin Curtain AUS (Yamaha)                          122
 4 Fabien Foret FRA (Honda)                            110
 5 Michel Fabrizio ITA (Honda)                          98
 6 Stephane Chambon FRA (Honda)                         76
 7 Broc Parkes AUS (Yamaha)                             69
 8 Javier Fores ESP (Suzuki)                            58
 9 Gianluca Nannelli ITA (Ducati)                       56
10 Tauto Lauslehto FIN (Honda)                          49

Lausitzring World Supersport event schedule:

Friday    9 September - 09.35-10.20 free practice
                        13.15-14.00 qualifying
Saturday 10 September - 10.00-10.45 free practice
                        13.45-14.30 qualifying
Sunday   11 September - 09.50-10.10 warm-up
                        13.20 race (23 laps, 98.095km)