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Dušan Borković switches to Chevrolet for WTCC debut

Serbian driver Dušan Borković will switch to the TC1 class for his FIA World Touring Car Championship debut next season, driving the fourth confirmed to-date new-specification Chevrolet Cruze, which will be run by Campos Racing alongside Hugo Valente’s car.

The 29-year-old, who competed in the FIA European Touring Car Cup this year, initially in a Super 2000-specification SEAT León and for the final two rounds in a Chevrolet Cruze LT, will make the switch after previously being confirmed in the TC2 class for older specification cars for 2014, and will become the first Serbian driver to race in the WTCC.

“(The) plan for the coming year was to compete in the Yokohama Independents’ Trophy class (TC2),” said Borković. “Recently, however, the offer came from Eurosport and the Campos (Racing) team, where I got the chance to perform with the strongest names of motor sports. Given that I needed to quickly respond to the offer, I didn’t have to think too much and I agreed to be part of the WTCC’s elite class,” he said.

The Serbian makes the move whilst still chasing funds to compete in the full season, due to the increased start-up cost of purchasing the new Chevrolet Cruze from car builders and four-time champions RML.

“This was an opportunity of a lifetime. It’s now or never. Although at this point we have no funds provided for the entire racing season,” he added.