Ander Vilariño

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Ander Vilariño Facal (born 6 November 1979, Hondarribia) is a Spanish auto racing driver, who started in racing in 1996 in the Formula Renault Campus after having competed in some karting championships. He is son of former FIA European Hill Climb Champion (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) and FIA European Hill Climb Championship Trophy Winner (2007) Andrés Vilariño.

Racing roots[edit]

Vilarino's car in 2013

Vilarino competed in karting since 1990 until his first race in 1996 in Formula Renault Campus.[1] In 1997, Vilariño was competing in the French Fórmula Renault, but he suffered a big crash in the second race of the season at Nogaro and he had to stop the season. In 1998 he repeated the French Formula Renault. In 1999 Ander raced in rallies and hill climbs in Spain. In 2000 Vilariño won his first national championship, the Spanish Formula Supertoyota Championship. In 2001 he raced in the European Le Mans Series, at the 6 Hours of Estoril. In 2001 he won his second Spanish Championship, the Spanish Formula 3 Championship. Vilarino moved to World Series by Nissan in 2002 and he stayed there until the beginning the 2004, there he left Epsilon Euskadi team for differences with his direction. In World Series Nissan Ander got 2 wins, 3 pole positions and 8 podiums.

Vilariño then moved into the FIA European Hill Climb Championship, there he won the FIA European Hill Cup FIA European Hill Climb Cup in 2005. In 2006 in the first race of the FIA European Hill Climb Championship in Rechberg he suffered an accident that got him out of competition for the whole year.[2] After recovering he came back and won the 2007 FIA Hill Climb en Campeonato de Europa. After 2 full years in Hill Climbs Ander came back to circuit racing being 7th in the European Endurance Challenge VdeV for sport prototipes in 2008. Then in 2009 he finished 3rd but just participating in half of the championship. In 2010 Ander participated in 3 races of the VdeV European Endurance Challenge and won the Basque Rallysprint Championship.

In 2011, he raced the FIA Euroracecar Series, finishing 3rd overall in the championship by getting 2 wins, 5 podiums, 3 pole positions and 4 fastest laps out of 12 races. That same year Ander raced 4 races on the FIA Speed Euroseries and won the first of them at Spa Francorchamps. In 2011 Vilarino also raced in one VdeV European Endurance Challenge Race, the Jarama 4 Hours and he won it. In 2012 Vilarino became the first champion of the first European official NASCAR Championship. He won the first pole position[3] and became the first race winner in series history.[4][5] and he was locked into the 2013 UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway,[6] finishing 23rd after suffering an engine problem on lap 98.[7]

Career[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euroseries[edit]

NASCAR Euroseries results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Points
2012 TFT-Banco Santander 2 Chevrolet NOG
1
NOG
1
BRH
1
BRH
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
TOU
8
TOU
2
VAL
1
VAL
1
LEM
7
LEM
10
1st 667
2013 NOG
1
NOG
1
DIJ
1
DIJ
1
BRH
1
BRH
1
TOU
10
TOU
8
MON
1
MON
3
LEM
4
LEM
4
1st 696
2014 VAL
25
VAL
1
BRH
3
BRH
1
TOU
TOU
NUR
NUR
UMB
UMB
LEM
LEM
2nd* 156*

* Season in progress

Spain, France, Portugal[edit]

  • 1995 Elf Steering Winner
  • 1996 Formula Renault Campus (la filiére), 4th place, 2 wins, 2 pole positions, 6 fastest laps, 3 podiums.
  • 1997 Formula Renault International Finals, 4th place.
  • 1998 Formula Renault (la filiére). Best places: 5th Pau, 5th Ledenon.
  • 1999 Winner of 3 ice rallies in Andorra Series, winner of Garbi Hill Climb and 2nd in Jaizkibel Hill Climb. 5 Rallies Saxo Cup, best place 3rd in Caja Cantabria, 5 cup best times in stages.
  • 2000 Spanish Champion Formula Super Toyota, 6 wins, 2 pole positions, 2 fastest laps, 6 podiums.
  • 2001 Spanish Formula 3 Champion – 6 wins, 9 pole Positions, 8 podiums, 8 fastest laps.
  • 2005 Winner in Magny Cours French Sport Cars Championship..
  • 2005 3rd Place Monza Italian Sport Cars Championship.
  • 2005 Basque Hill Climb Champion.
  • 2010 Basque Hill Climb Champion.

Europa[edit]

  • 2001 European Le Mans Series 1000 km Estoril (Porsche GT3). DNF.
  • 2001 Indoor World Cup Karting (Bercy).
  • 2002 World Series by Nissan, 1 pole Position, 2 podiums, rookie of the year.
  • 2003 World Series by Nissan, 2 wins, 2 pole positions, 5 podiums.
  • 2003 Chosen by Auto Hebdo Sport Circuit Spanish revelation driver.
  • 2004 FIA European Hill Climb Cup (F3000 Reynard 93D). (2 races), 1 win, 1 2nd place.
  • 2005 FIA European Hill Climb Cup Champion (F3000 Reynard K01) 6 wins, 5 records, 1 2nd place.
  • 2006 FIA European Hill Climb Championship. (F3000 Reynard K01). Accident, season lost.
  • 2007 FIA European Hill Climb Champion (F3000 Reynard K01). 9 wins, 5 Records, 1 2nd place.
  • 2008 VdeV European Endurance Challenge (Norma M20) – 7th place – 1 win, 3 poles, 3 fastest laps. Team mate: Andrés Vilariño.
  • 2009 VdeV European Endurance Challenge (Norma M20) – 3rd place – 2 wins, 1 pole, 2 fastest laps, 3 podiums, raced 4 out of 8 races. Team mate: Andrés Vilariño.
  • 2011 FIA Speed Euroseries (Norma M20). 4 Races. 1 win, 2 pole positions y 1 fastest laps.
  • 2011 VdeV Endurance Challenge. 1 Race. 1 win, 1 pole position y 1 fastest lap.
  • 2011 FIA Euro-Racecar Series. 3rd place. 2 wins, 3 pole position, 4 fastest laps, 5 podiums.
  • 2012 NASCAR Euro-Racecar Touring series. CHAMPION. 6 wins (7 wins for the points), 5 pole positions, 5 fastest laps, 9 podiums.

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 – Award Gobierno Vasco and among the best guipuzcoan sportmen for the APDG
  • 2003 – Nominated to best sportman for the APDG, and Award Gobierno Vasco and among the best guipuzcoan sportmen for the APDG
  • 2005 – Among the best guipuzcoan sportmen for the APDG
  • 2006 – Olimpic medal from the Spanish Olimpic Committee Comité Olímpico Español.
  • 2007 – Among the best basque sportmen El Correo.
  • 2007 – Nominated to best sportman for the APDG and among the best guipuzcoan sportmen for the APDG
  • 2007 – Nominated to best sportman for Euskadi Irratia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Ander Vilariño crash Rechberg 2006". YouTube. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
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  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ "NKNPS Daytona 2/19/13". NASCAR Hometracks. 19 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
none
Spanish Formula Three champion
2001
Succeeded by
Marcel Costa
Preceded by
Eric Hélary
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
20122013
Succeeded by
Anthony Kumpen