Date of Birth: 6 November 1979 (age 42)
Birth Place: Hondarribia, Spain
Seasons Competed: 2012-2015, 2019-2020
Starts: 63
Wins: 22
Podiums: 35
Poles: 24
Fastest Laps: 24
Best Standings Finish: 1st (2012, 2013, 2015)


A veteran in junior formula and sports car racing before entering stock car racing with EuroNASCAR’s direct predecessor Racecar Euro Series in 2011, Ander Vilariño was the driver to beat in the early years of Euro Series’ NASCAR era. 

Driving the legendary No. 2 TFT Racing car with backing from Banco Santander, Vilariño collected 20 wins, 33 podiums, 22 pole positions, 22 fastest laps and three championship titles in a span of just four years. His only title loss came in 2014 where he lost the title to Anthony Kumpen by just one point. Despite this level of success, he and TFT Racing surprisingly left the series at the end of the 2015 season to pursue new opportunities in sports car racing.

After achieving success in the V de V and GT4 European Series, Vilariño made a surprise appearance during the 2019 Recruitment Days, starting rumors that Vilariño might be returning to the Euro Series soon. This rumor was later confirmed to be true, as Vilariño was confirmed to be returning to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the 2019 season a few weeks after.

Vilariño was reunited with Racing Engineering, the team that he previously won the Spanish Formula 3 Championship with in 2001, and received factory backing from Ford courtesy of teammate Myatt Snider in what turned out to be his final full-time Euro Series season. A sweep at Valencia was his highest point that year as Vilariño struggled to consistently fight at the top against the new talent and old legends that have increased the competitiveness in Euro Series to a new level since Vilariño’s initial departure.

Vilariño then moved to DF1 Racing and signed a long-term contract with the Austrian team, but the COVID-19 pandemic struck before he could make his debut with DF1. The pandemic affected Vilariño’s competitive spirit dearly as he decided to quietly retire from motorsport to focus on his family and business, making one last appearance in the 2020 season’s doubleheader finale at Valencia with a DF1-backed Marko Stipp Motorsport Chevy.

Vilariño is currently active as the owner of Olaberria Circuit, a 1.1 kilometer karting circuit located 45 km’s south of San Sebastian that is owned by his family and ex-MotoGP rider Efrén Vázquez. Olaberria opens up courses for both karting and minimoto for aspiring motorsport talents as well as a driving school with Vilariño as the driving instructor. More info of the Olaberria Circuit can be viewed in this link here.

Year-by-Year Statistics:

Season Class Car Team Points Pos.
Wins Podiums Poles FL’s
Starts Top 5’s Top 10’s DNF’s
2012 Elite #2 Santander Camaro TFT Racing 667 1st
6 8 5 5
10 7 10 0
2013 Elite #2 Santander SS TFT Racing 696 1st
7 8 8 8
12 10 12 0
2014 Elite 1 #2 Santander SS TFT Racing 655 2nd
4 9 7 7
12 10 10 2
2015 Elite 1 #2 Santander SS TFT Racing 662 1st
3 8 2 3
12 9 12 0
2019 Elite 1 #48 Ford Performance Ford Racing Engineering 463 5th
2 2 2 1
13 4 8 3
2020 ENPRO #48 Hama Trucks Camaro Marko Stipp Motorsport 120 19th
0 0 0 0
4 0 0 3

Previous Career Accomplishments:

  • 2017 – V de V Proto Endurance Challenge Champion
  • 2016 – V de V Proto Endurance Challenge Champion
  • 2015 – NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion
  • 2014 – NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Runner-Up
  • 2013 – NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion
  • 2012 – NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion
  • 2011 – Racecar Euro Series 3rd Place
  • 2009 – V de V Proto Endurance Challenge 3rd Place
  • 2001 – Spanish Formula 3 Championship Champion
  • 2000 – Formula Super Toyota Spain Champion

Disclaimer: Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database. Unless noted on the photo, all photos are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.

Last Updated: 22 June 2022