FM: Superbike of course is our history, our heritage - our museum along the corridor is packed full of such bikes. The Flamminis were here just before you, by the way - and we have made an agreement with them that Ducati will continue to run a factory team in World Superbike indefinitely, because we believe that there is definitely the need, and the space, for two World Championships, provided they are clearly separated. I have always said that the beauty of Superbike lies in comparing it to Formula 1 car racing - the difference between a Ferrari fan and a Ducati fan is that the Ferrari fan is not a buyer of product, just maybe a T-shirt or a flag, but not the car. The fan that goes to see Superbike races is the one that buys the street version of the bike he sees on the racetrack, and you have only to look at the parking lot at a race to confirm this - I think MotoGP racing is more about the brand, whereas Superbike is about the actual customer product. Therefore, this form of racing is very important for us, and we will continue to be in Superbike for the foreseeable future. However, we want the other manufacturers to be there too, which is why we have accepted the new rules which I think do make sense and do offer the Japanese the opportunity to renew their commercial interest in Superbike, which in the past has lapsed. Now I think they have to come back: we were crazy enough to go into their field - at quite some risk of looking stupid, I might add - so now they have to come back on to our turf, as well.
However, I did tell the Flamminis that we have to work together on the TV coverage, which is what Superbike is weak on, especially right here in Italy. Superbike is great for the actual public that comes to the races, but it's not so good in terms of TV, and it's in everyone's interests to work on that.