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03|11|2013 DUNLOP INTERNATIONAL FINALS, Sunday
Second position for Javi Villa in the Dunlop International Finals.
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Alcañiz 3rd November: Javi Villa finished in second position of the overall standings of the 2013 Final International Dunlop, run over two races this weekend at the Motorland circuit. Yesterday the Spaniard took pole position and the win in race 1, completing his great showing today with sixth position in race 2 after starting from fifth on the grid.

Starting within the field, Villa was conscious that today things would be harder than yesterday, when he'd set his pace to get away from the pole position. Despite his pace being good again this morning, Javi lacked kilometers with the car to have it totally in his hands, which is crucial to overtaking, something he would need today to fight for the win starting from fifth position. Javi struggled to totally master the brake assistance system in the outbraking moves necessary to overtake at the end of the main straight, the main passing point of the Alcañiz track.

Even though, Javi was fought for the entire race in the group battling for third, arriving on the last lap among the four drivers aiming to complete the podium for today's race. He even managed to briefly get to third at last corner, braking very late, but he went a bit wide, loosing a few meters and finally taking sixth at the chequered flag.

With the points scored today plus the ones he got from his win yesterday, Villa finished second overall in the Final International Dunlop, only beaten by the Frenchman Marc Guillot, a driver with huge experience in these kind of cars, having already won in the European, French and Spanish cups.

Javier Villa's own words: "Today it has been a hard race I was starting from fifth and despite having good pace, as I had yesterday or even better, the problem has been the lack of experience with this car, especially with the brake assistance system, which meant it locked very easily. Because of that I struggled a little to overtake and move up in the field. On the last lap I got to the final corner in a group from third to sixth, I was fifth, got up to third but I slightly outbraked myself and I was finally sixth. Anyway it didn't change anything for the final result as, unless I won the race, I'd be second which was where I finally finished overall. I think it is good given that I didn't know the track or the car and that I was up against drivers with a lot of experience in this category like the winner, Guillot, who has won with this cars in the European, French and Spanish cups."
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