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09|05|2013 EURORACECAR DIJON, THURSDAY
First experience of the Dijon circuit for Javi Villa.
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Dijon, 9th May 2013: The first day of the European NASCAR at Dijon allowed Javi Villa to have his first experience the historic French track during the two practice sessions held on Thursday.

In the event, Villa could only start to draw some conclusions in the afternoon session because in the morning a gearbox problem prevented him from doing more than just four laps before having to head back to the pits. Once the problem was fixed in the midday break, Javi had afternoon run to have the opportunity to really begin to learn the track and also to start working on the car setup ahead of tomorrow's qualifying.

Even though he was not pushing it during the ten laps he completed in the afternoon session, the Spaniard set, on his final lap, the second fastest time, less than half a second behind the quickest. Additionally, Javi finished with a very positive feeling and it's pretty certain that there is still quite a big improvement to come, both in his driving on a track that was totally new to him and where he has yet to find the limits, and in the car's performance. To achieve this both driver and team will focus on tomorrow's final practice session to fine tune the car setup in order to try to fight for pole position in qualifying, to be held on Friday afternoon and where the starting grid will be decided for Saturday's race, the first of the two scheduled for this weekend at Dijon.

TIMETABLE
Friday May 10th
10:35 Practice 2
16:25 – 16:40 Qualifying

Saturday May 11st
11:20 – 11:50 Race 1

Sunday March 31st
11:55 – 12:25 Race 2

Javier Villa's own words: "Today it was basically about getting used to the track and know the car a bit more. In the morning we had a gearbox problem so I could only do four laps. It was fixed and in the second session I could do ten or eleven laps where I started to know the track. I feel comfortable and I'm sure that I can improve quite a lot. Now we have to prepare everything for tomorrow, where we are doing another practice session and qualifying. We are second and we have to improve that a little bit to fight for pole position."
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