Saturday, 03 November 2012 00:00

Trophy in the hands of Dusan Borkovic – Serbia officially got the first European Champion in race car driving

Representatives of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) presented the championship trophy to Dusan Borkovic, winner of the FIA European Hill Climb Championship 2012., at the ceremony held in Olomouc (Czech Republic). With this achievement Serbia officially has a European champion for the first time in race car driving.


Fastest Serb, member of NISOTEC Racing Team, accomplished to have eight victories during the season and won first place in category I with 55 points ahead of Austria’s Christian Schweiger. In Category II the fastest was Italian Simone Faggioli.

“I am very happy and proud that Serbia has a European champion in race car driving for the first time. When I started to compete 19 years ago I had a goal of becoming the champion of Europe. With the great help of the Serbian government, the City of Pancevo and NIS company, we managed to get to the “top” of Europe. Thanks to everyone who believed in me and thanks to all of my fans. Serbia has become the best in hill climb racing - these are the first impressions of the new European hill climb champion Dusan Borkovic upon receiving the trophy.

At the gala ceremony FIA representatives gave a great credit to the Serbian ace and expressed the hope that in the coming years this twenty eight year old racer from Pancevo continues with success in international competitions that he chooses to participate in.

“We have not yet decided in what championship will I be participating next season. In the coming days after I consult with team members and sponsors I will make the final decision. What is certain is that my new goal for Serbia is to get the title of the best race car driver in the world. I will do my best to reach that goal in the upcoming seasons; I will drive one of the world championships. Once again thank you all for your support! We are driving to the top of the world”- said Borkovic in the Czech Republic.