The best Serbian race car driver overtook reigning TCR International champion Jean Karl Vernay for the double victory in TCR Europe opening weekend in France.
The best Serbian race car driver Dušan Borković had a perfect season start by qualifying first and triumphing in both TCR Europe races on Paul Ricard circuit in France. Borkovic started from the 10thposition because of the reverse grid but it didn’t stop him to take the second win this weekend, which he scored by the last minute overtaking.
The best Serbian race car driver wins 30 points at the start of TCR Europe season.
The best Serbian race car driver Dusan Borkovic started TCR Europe season perfectly. Borkovic scored 30 points on the first day at Paul Ricard circuit, with 5 points in qualifying and 25 in the first race.
Despite the fact that he had a leg fracture less than 2 months ago and didn’t get to test his car before the racing weekend, Borkovic decided to compete in this round. After free practices on Friday when he was getting to know the car and the track, Dusan reached Q2 and was the fastest in that session from the start with 2:13:781, almost half a second faster than the second driver.
He got a pole position for race 1 and scored 5 points.
Borković was worried before the start of the race considering he didn’t get to practice the start but he managed to keep his position and did so till the end of the race ahead of Nagy and Azcona. The race lasted 23 minutes and 1 lap.
“I am thrilled with the season’s start. I have to admit I was scared a little because I didn’t drive since Dubai last year, which was 7 months ago, I didn’t test my new car at all. I had the perfect lap in qualifying but I was worried about the start and tire consumption because I didn’t drive with Yokohama tires for a while. For the first few laps I didn’t know how aggressive I can be, so Nagy who is a really good driver managed to get close to me. However I got into the zone from lap 4 and saved my position till the end of the race. We had problems with the radio, and it was very “fun” to guess how many laps `I have until the end of the race. I will start race 2 tomorrow from the 10th position and considering everybody is high strung, my goal is to save the car and get as far as I can in front to score more points and finish the weekend in the first place overall. I would like to thank my fans and sponsors and my Serbia and my Pancevo for the support. Also, I want to thank Target Competition team, who did an amazing job preparing the car perfectly and giving me what I need in order to give my best. I hope for more good results for the rest of the season.” – Borkovic said after the first race.
It was a great start of the season and perfect motivation for Dusan and his fans and sponsors. The next race is on Sunday 6th of May at 15:50CET with a live broadcast tcr-series.tv. Borkovic will start 10th with the reverse grid.
The next TCR Europe racing weekend is in Netherlands on Zandvoort circuit on 20th and 21st of May with the live broadcast on RTS.
The best Serbian race car driver Dušan Borković will drive in the TCR Europe this season. After considering all the offers from both WTCR and TCR Europe Serbian champion chose the competition that gives him more opportunities and above all greater competitiveness and a chance to fight for more podiums.
The news that was rumored for some time, is now official FIA WTCC and TCR Series are combining into one championship. FIA decided for WTCC to accept TCR regulations and the two will become one championship - FIA WTCR. FIA European touring car cup will cease to exist and there will be only TCR Europe.
New championship brings a lot of changes, the biggest is that there will be 3 races per weekend now so there will be 30 races per season instead of 20. The first day of the weekend will consist of two free practices, half hour qualifying session and the first race. The second day – 3 qualifying sessions (Q1 - 25minutes, Q2 – 10minutes and Q3 – 5 minutes) and two races.