Dušan Borković is set to move from the European Touring Car Championship to the World Touring Car Championship for 2014, piloting a SEAT León run by the NIS Petrol Racing Team with assistance from Campos Racing.
The Serbian driver has been competing in the ETCC throughout 2013, finishing third overall. The 29 year-old started the season racing a SEAT León, before moving to a Chevrolet Cruze for the final two race meetings of the year.
Although Borković will race for the NIS Petrol team in 2014, he will receive support from Campos Racing, who campaigned similar cars in the 2013 WTCC.
Borković is the first independent driver to commit to the 2014 season, and he will be racing in the newly-announced ‘TC2’ category for drivers competing in the soon-to-be old-specification Super 2000 1.6 litre turbocharged cars.
“This was not an easy decision and I’m glad to have taken it together with my team,” said Borković. “The fact that I will be driving alongside some of the greatest race car drivers, including a true legend like Sébastien Loeb, and will be able to compete in a world championship is a great achievement for me.”
Borković admitted that he is already looking to a longer-term future in world touring cars, hoping to still be on the grid the following year.
“I will take 2014 as an apprenticeship year to learn the tracks in view of 2015,” he added. “I will do my best to achieve the best possible results, however whatever it comes will make me happy.”
Borković has previously competed in the 2012 FIA European Hill Climbing Championship, where he raced a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9. He will also become the first-ever Serb to drive in the WTCC.