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02|11|2013 DUNLOP INTERNATIONAL FINALS, Saturday
Pole and win for Javi Villa at the first race of the weekend in Motorland.
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Alcañiz 2nd November: A perfect start for Javi Villa's partiicipation in the 2013 Dunlop International Finals, a European competition held this weekend at the Motorland circuit, in Alcañiz (Teruel). The Spaniard has taken pole position and won the first of the two races scheduled for the weekend, showing once again his speed and adaptive skills for any kind of car or track.

Villa was invited by the SMC team to comperte in the Dunlop International Finals, an event that gathers the best drivers of the European Clio cups and which will be the last race for the current model being used in the various series organized throughout the continent. Despite having never run at the spectacular Motorland track before and almost not knowing the car, with which he had just brief first contact last weekend at the Jarama circuit, Javi was, from the start, among the fastest competing with the best specialists in the category.

Yesterday, the Asturias born driver set the best lap times in the two free practice sessions, immediately feeling very comfortable with the car and the track. Today he continued where he left off yesterday, improving on each outing to take the fastest lap at the qualifying session this morning, which gave him the pole position for the first race of the weekend, run this afternoon.

Starting from first position, Villa lead from the go, steadily getting away from his closest rivals to run at the front for the 25 minutes plus one lap of the race to cross the finish line as the winner with an almost three second advantage.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the second race will be run, also at a distance of 25 minutes plus one lap, and the points scored for each driver from both will decide the result of the Dunlop International Finals. After today's win, Javi is provisionaly leading the standings for this mini-series of two races, but tomorrow it won't be easy to keep ahead as he's starting from sixth position of the grid, taken from the second fastest lap of each driver in todays qualifying. Nevertheless, given the great pace shown today by Javi, it's likely at that he will fight again for the win.

Javier Villa's own words: "Everything is going very well. Yesterday we were fastest in the two free practice sessions and today we got the pole, by two tenths, and won the first race. In qualifying we had a very 'explosive' car for one lap but it wasn't very consistent, that's why our second best time was only good enough for sixth. But we kept working and in today's race the pace was more steady, getting away on each lap to win by almost three seconds. Tomorrow we are starting from sixth position so it won't be aeasy to keep the leader, but we knew it will be hard to come and be at the front at a new track, with a car I don't know well and against drivers very used to racing it but, even though, we are doing it so tomorrow we are trying to fight for the final win"
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