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Dušan Borković happy with Georgian races despite lacking speed

Dušan Borković is happy with his performances in the TCR International Series races in Georgia, which saw him claim two top ten finishes, despite saying he lacks speed in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Borković went into the weekend with a relaxed approach, insisting that he was going to adopt a more calm mentality for the coming season.

The Serbian also predicted that team-mate Davit Kajaia would perform better for the first few races, with the Georgian duly going on to take the first Alfa Romeo win in TCR.

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Having struggled to just 13th in qualifying due to steering rack and differential breakages, Borković went on to improve in the inclement conditions on Sunday.

Borković finished race one in ninth for the Ge-Force team, before going on to initially take fifth in race two, having held off a train of four cars behind him for much of the race.

A late penalty handed to Hugo Valente moved Borković up a position, and as a result he leaves the season opener seventh overall in the drivers’ championship standings.

“It was a successful first weekend,” said Borković. “I am not satisfied with my speed but I used my skills to reach ninth position from 13th on the grid in race one, and fifth in race two. After the misfortune in qualifying everything ended well; every point counts.

“I believe that everything will be better at the second event in Bahrain and throughout the season as I get to know the car more as well.

“I want to congratulate my team mate on his first victory in TCR International and in his home race. This is a big day for Georgia and Davit made a great show for his fans.

“It is also a big victory for Romeo Ferraris, the team that develops the Alfa. I want to thank my sponsors, my team and my fans and I hope they enjoyed the races.

“I have to prepare for Bahrain now because the next round is in two weeks already.”

The next event takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit on the 15th and 16th April.

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