31|07|2016 - GLASSBACHRENNEN

Javi Villa wins his group and finishes eighth overal in Germany.


Steinbach, 31th July: Target accomplished for Javi Villa at Glassbachrennen, the European Hillclimb Championship round held this weekend at Steinbach (Germany). At the wheel of the BRC B49, the Spaniard won the E2-SH group, clearly beating the more powerful cars of the 'silhouettes' category of the European and German series, and has also finisehd eighth overall, ahead of most of the 30 sportscars and singleseater entered in the event.

Villa started to show his driving skills and the performances of the CM car designed and built by Bango Racing Cars by setting the best times on Saturday in the E2-SH group in the two practice climbs, also being ninth overall among a total of 138 competitors to complete the first day of competition.

On Sunday the three timed climbs were held and Javi was again fastest of them all in the category where his BRC B49 was entered, beating by a big margin the powerful Audi DTM of the Czech Vitver who was second, trailing Javi by more than eight seconds in the final standings, calculated by the aggregate of the two best times scored by each driver. Overall, the Asturian-born driver confirmed his perfomance from the Saturday practice, placing his BRC ahead of most of the sportscars and beating all the open-wheel cars to finish in eighth position, after passing, on the final climb, the Osella of the Czech Petr Vondrak, with whom he had a close fight during the whole day.

The great showing of Villa at Glasbach again emphasises his speed and the competitivity of the BRC B49, with which Javi has taken the fight to the best European hillclimb drivers, beating several cars whose power and price is far greater compared to the CM car that is designed and built in the Bango Racing Cars facilities at Valnalón (Langreo - Spain).

Javi Villa's own words: "We are very happy with how everything has gone. We've won the E2-SH group and we've finished eighth overall in a race with 150 entrants, 40 of them being sportscars, singleseaters and silhouttes much more poweful than our car. So it has been good to beat most of them and show how well we can go with the BRC B49, and that was the aim when we accepted the invitation of the German organizars to come to this round of the European Championship."