Serbian racer Dušan Borković recently completed a one day test with Campos Racing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in preparation for the forthcoming World Touring Car Championship races in China.
Borković, who is currently 14th in the championship, took to the wheel of team-mate Hugo Valente’s Chevrolet Cruze car, as his own car is on the way to East Asia for the next round of the championship next month.
“After a month and a half I was back in a Chevy and I feel great,” said Borković. “We made a few changes and I hope the results will be noticeable already in Beijing.
“I am looking forward to the Asian rounds and hope I will be able to finish the remaining eight races without problems.”
Borković emphasised the importance of the Spanish test for logistical reasons. With the WTCC relying on container shipping to get around the world, and the final event not taking place in Macau until mid-November, the cars will not be returned to Europe until January.
“I suppose that this is not an issue for factory teams because they have spare cars for tests. Private drivers like me don’t have that luxury,” said the 29-year-old. “That is one of the reasons for the Independents trophy returning next season.
“That means that unlike this year, next season private drivers and teams will compete not only along with factory teams in TC1 class for the overall championship but they will also compete for points and separate podiums in the Independents trophy.
“My team and I are doing our best to prepare for the next season. WTCC is one of the most prestigious FIA competitions and it is an honour to be part of it.”
Borković is the third driver to have tested with Campos Racing in Spain, after Frenchman Hugo Valente and Slovak Mato Homola last week.