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Monza: Javier Villa preview

Javier Villa starts this weekend at Monza the final dash to the line of his 2007 GP2 series season. The event at the historic Italian track will be the ninth race weekend of a year that has been full of satisfaction for the young Spanish ...

Javier Villa starts this weekend at Monza the final dash to the line of his 2007 GP2 series season. The event at the historic Italian track will be the ninth race weekend of a year that has been full of satisfaction for the young Spanish driver.

With three wins on three tracks as different as Magny Cours, Nurburgring and the Hungaroring, Javi arrives at the circuit, located near Milan, aiming to keep fighting for first position on a track with very few common reference points to any other on the GP2 schedule. With very fast straights connected by tight chicanes, and with corners as historic as the double Lesmos or the Parabolica, Monza presents a special challenge for any driver as it means competing at one of the races with the highest motor sport tradition in the world.

The Italian Grand Prix is a venue where it's not easy to find the right car setup given the need to compromise between high speed and maximun chassis adaptability to ride the kerbs. It means that, as usual, the 30 minutes free practice on Friday morning will be crucial for Javi and Andrew, his engineer at Racing Engineering, in order to maximize the track time to get a good setup for qualifying. Javi's target will be to put himself as high as possible on the timesheets for Saturday's grid, for the best chance to shine in the feature race.

Javier arrives at Monza seventh in the series standings with 28 points thanks to his three wins, his second place at Montmelo and the points scored in the feature races at France, Germany and Hungary. With the third placed driver in the series so far Luca Filippi just 9 points ahead, and the tenth, Bruno Senna only four behind, the positions are really close and Villa won't give up on his fight to finish as highly placed as possible at the end of the season.

-credit: javiervilla.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Bruno Senna , Luca Filippi , Javier Villa
Teams Racing Engineering