Vilarino’s experience is vast and eclectic. The Hondarribia, Spain native boasts 7 European titles and 2 Spanish title across several disciplines and his deep knowledge of NWES and the Euro NASCAR car will definitely help the team to hit the ground running in their first NASCAR season.
“My experience can be useful for sure. Racing Engineering won titles at every level and they are a top team, but with my knowledge we may be able to work quicker towards good solutions,” said Vilarino, who had the chance to test the NWES car at Fontenay Le Comte twice during the winter and immediately found the feeling he remembered with the V8 beast. “When I climbed in the car, pushed the throttle and felt that typical character of the Euro NASCAR car, everything came back to me and I loved it immediately.”
The Spaniard’s return will definitely make the battle for the 2019 Euro NASCAR title one for the ages.
“The cars evolved and are much quicker now, but the spirit is the same and the competition is very tight. There are strong veterans who battled with me in the past and new young opponents looking for a place to shine. We want to do our best and fight at the front,” concluded the 39-year old three-time champion.