Reigning European Touring Car Champion Dušan Borković will race in the TCR International Series in 2016, campaigning a SEAT León for the Hungarian B3 Racing Team.
Borković started the 2015 season in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), but withdrew after the second round of the year in Morocco.
The Serbian then switched to the ETCC, racing a SEAT for the Hungarian B3 Racing Team, in which he managed to clinch his overall title.
Now the 31-year-old will return to the world stage by racing in the second season of the TCR Series, which he believes is much better suited to independent racers.
“TCR will be a great challenge for me,” said Borković. “I am happy to continue with a great team in the World Series after winning European title with them. I am familiar with TCR officials; we have a great relationship considering we go back to 2013 ETCC season.
“I was thinking for a long time and decided that the TCR International series is a great championship for independent drivers like me. Unfortunately the WTCC focuses on factory teams at this point.”
Borković intends to continue his pre-season preparations in the USA, before starting the racing season in Bahrain on 1 April.
“I am really excited, I’m leaving for USA soon where I usually prepare for the season,” added Borković. “The tests and preparations for the championship officially start in February and the season starts on April 3rd in Bahrain.
“My team is still working and will continue negotiating with sponsors for 2016. I will work hard to justify trust not only of my sponsors, but also my fans, Serbia and City of Pančevo.”