Somebody had said that Ducati had pulled out as a factory team from World Superbike racing. It seems like the same somebody forgot to tell that to Fillippo Preziosi because he seems to be delivering factory spec Ducatis to Team Althea Racing. The first two rounds of Superbike racing have shown Checa dominate with Motogp refugee Marco Melandri doing rather well at Yamaha. He has won a race and has a second position. Biaggi is meanwhile increasingly getting lost in the wilderness and his performances have been less than pedestrian. He was in fact disqualified from one of the last two races for a jump start and not heeding a drive through penalty. It should be interesting to see which things will go in Superbikes. Kawasaki have shown promise with the new ZX-10R with a one good result each from the four races for Tom Sykes and new signing Joan Lascorz. Sadly however, Chris Vermeulen is still nowhere near total fitness and has missed out the first two rounds