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Javi Villa to start from the second row of the grid in Saturday's race.
Dijon, 10th MaY 2013: Javi Villa was fourth fastest, both in free practice and qualifying sessions held today at the French track of Dijon, the venue of the second event of the European NASCAR season.

In free practice Villa soon started to set a good pace, improving his lap times on each lap to set a 1:24.892, half a second better than yesterday and being provisionaly second, just a few hundreths away from the best time. Although, at the end of the session, Javi was finally fourth when two drivers who put new tyres improved on his time, his feeling was good ahead of qualifying.

However the afternoon session, where the starting grid was decided, didn't produce the results the Spaniard expected. Initially Javi was again improving on his previous times, getting down to a 1:24.0 that put him third, but then he was unable to improve enough when fitting fresh tyres, so he couldn't fight for pole position and, at the last moment, was relegated to fourth position by the Swede Nordström, who bettered his time by less than a tenth of a second.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the first of the races scheduled for this weekend will take place. The start is due at 11:20am and Javi Villa will be starting from the second row of the grid and with the target of fighting for the podium positions and keep improving in the beginning of his second season in the European NASCAR.

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

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

Javier Villa's own words: "The qualifying wasn't very good, we weren't able to push with the new tyres, we didn't get the performance we were expecting from the fresh rubber as we are not making the tyres work well and that's giving us a lot of problems. We have to try to find where the problem is ahead of tomorrow's race, we have to fix it to have a good pace as tomorrow there are points to score so we get to the really important part of the weekend and we have to deliver."
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