Dušan Borković says that some of his rivals in the TCR Europe series have displayed ‘double standards’ after the Serbian driver was banned from returning to the regional series in 2019.
Borković was banned from the series after a second incident in the paddock in less than a year, where he demonstrated ‘inadmissible behaviour in the parc fermé after race two, pushing a woman on a car, trying to tear off the front left door in order to reach the driver of car #25’.
The Serbian driver was under observation after a confrontation with former rival Mikel Azcona’s uncle in the Monza paddock last year.
Borković had been knocked out of race two at the Red Bull Ring after contact from Nelson Panciatici, with the Serbian driver believing that there are double standards after the M Racing driver was not penalised for the incident.
“I was hoping that the problems we had were a mere chance and that there were no bad intentions,” said Borković in a statement which did not reference his ban but claimed that he was stopping his participation in the series.
“However, after multiple occasions where there were double standards for certain drivers, my team and I realized that things will not change.
“I am not a robot, and neither are many other good drivers who are driving professionally. Of course, I will say something when somebody is not professional and endangering my life on the track where we do our job, let alone the fact that we are all there to compete and promote our sponsors.
“I will not go further into details of what happened since there is no point. TCR Europe doesn’t want me there, and that is ok. I wish them all the luck and I will move on together with my team.
“I want to thank my sponsors, my team and my fans for their support. More news to come soon.”