Dušan Borković was pleased with his first weekend back in the TCR Europe series at the Slovakiaring, in which the Serbian racer managed two top ten finishes to leave seventh overall in the drivers’ standings.
On his first weekend racing his Audi RS3 LMS, prepared by Comtoyou Racing, Borković claimed seventh in race one and tenth in race two.
Race one saw the Serbian racer struggle to get away from the line, having qualified in fourth, and he soon dropped down to the lower end of the top ten, eventually recovering to seventh.
In race two, Borković was battling race-long with the Hyundais of Niels Langeveld, Mat’o Homola and Felice Jelmini, eventually ending up in tenth come the chequered flag after a race full of battles.
Borković had battled hard with Langeveld, the incident putting the dutchman onto the grass which filled his radiator with grass and caused overheating issues.
Later in the race, Borković then lost out to Jimmy Clairet, who snuck his Peugeot up the inside whilst Borković was defending from Homola.
Despite the race-long battles and a low-scoring result, Borković was pleased with his progress on his first outing back in TCR Europe, after claiming the TCR Eastern Europe title with ease last year.
“It was a good race, full of good duels where you can see how strong the competition is,” said Borković.
“I predicted that in this championship at least ten drivers would fight for the podium in each race.
“This is the first racing weekend and I have to be satisfied, considering my new Audi RS 3 LMS which I am still getting used to.
“I will go race by race, but the most important thing is to win points at each one and enter the top ten.
“My wish is still the top five in the general standings and I hope that it will come true already during the next weekend in France.”