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19|10|2013 ARONA-LA ESCALONA HILLCLIMB, SATURDAY
Javi clinches the Spanish Hillclimb Championship in Tenerife.
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Tenerife 19th October: Target achieved by Javi Villa on the first day of the Arona-La Escalona, the final round of the 2013 Spanish Hillclimb Championship. The Asturian-born driver has comfortably won the two timed runs scheduled for Saturday, thus clinching the title of Spanish Hillclimb Category 2 Champion.

Given the great advantage he had thanks to the 12 wins scored so far this season, Villa only needed to finish any of the three races due this weekend to became champion. However Javi didn't settle just for that, being the fastest from the first practice by a clear margin.

Villa's domination continued in the first official climb, when he was first with a time of 2:33.273s, beating his closest rival, the local driver Julián Falcón, by nearly three seconds.

During the afternoon practice and the timed climb for the race 2 took place, where Javi was again clearly the best, closing the day with yet another commanding win to increase his tally of wins in the 2013 Spanish Hillclimb series to 14 after scoring the best time with a 2:31.917s that gave him first position by more than three seconds.

Winning the Spanish Hillclimb Championship means that Javi Villa takes his third win at a national series in his career, notably in very different classes. The first was the F3 Spanish Junior Cup he won in 2004 in what was just his second season in single-seaters. The second was in 2010, when Javi was the champion of the Spanish Mini Challenge, clearly dominating the tin-top series and the third is this years triumph at the wheel of a CM car in hillclimbs.

Tomorrow, Sunday, is the final day of this last round of the championship, and Villa will look for yet another win to complete a perfect season scoring what would be win number 15 in the 2013 Spanish Hillclimb Championship.

Javier Villa's own words: "Today everything has been perfect and I have already clinched the title, also winning both races. I felt very comfortable with the car, it has worked very well. But it was too hot out there, with very high temperatures so it wasn't possible to get close to the times we set last year, when the race was held in November and it was a lot cooler. Let's see if tomorrow morning the temperature is a bit lower so I can push a bit more to finish with another win and a new record in a really good season."
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