24|07|2016 - ALP HILLCLIMB

Total domination by Javi Villa.


Alp, 24th July: An overall win and yet another victory in Category 2 of the Spanish Hillclimb Championship for Javi Villa, who has totally dominated the fifth round of the season, held this weekend at Alp.

At the wheel of the BRC B49, the Asturian-born driver has been the fastest in all the six climbs, three practice and three timed runs, spread over the two days of the event.

On Saturday, Javi immediately took the lead after scoring the best overall time on the first timed run. His 3:03.499 put him on the top of the standings, almost three seconds ahead of the fastest in Category 1, César Rodríguez, and with almost six seconds advantage to the next runner in Category 2, Jonathan Alvarez.

On Sunday, Javi decided the race result after setting a new CM record with a run of 3:02.864 on the second timed climb, a great time that allowed him again have a big advantage over second overall and first in Category 1, which this time was Joseba Iraola, and also to the second in Category 2, who again was Jonathan Alvarez.

The last timed run, held at midday on Sunday with the highest temperatures of the weekend, made any further improvement the previous times impossible but, nevertheless, Javi was the fastest again to decisevly win the Alp hillclimb overall.

With this new victory Javi has already won overall in four of the five rounds in this season championship as well as remaining unbeaten in the category, whose standings he leads with a big margin which almost secures yet another national hillclimb championship for him with several events still to go.

Javi Villa's own words: "It has been a perfect weekend, we have been ahead from the beginning to the final climb and we have improved our time from last year by four seconds even if we have had a slight brush with a barrier, but that's what happens when you are looking for the limits and in five rounds of this year Spanish Championship we've won four overall and the five in our category, so now it's time to hope that all goes well in the two remaining events. Right now we are heading to Germany, for a race of the European championship, that comes in the middle of our national programme."
Official overall Classification (PDF Format)