Dušan Borković will become the first driver from Serbia to race in the World Touring Car Championship next year.
The 29-year-old will pilot a SEAT León WTCC entered by the NIS Petrol Racing team in the second-tier set up for current-specification cars.
Borković finished third overall in the Super 2000 class of this year’s FIA European Touring Car Cup, driving a SEAT León TFSI in the first three rounds – winning the first race at the Salzburgring – before switching to a Chevrolet Cruze LT for the final two rounds.
“The fact that I ride with the best names in motorsport, and that I’m able to drive a World Championship is the fulfillment of a number of my professional goals,” Borković said.
Borković will race in the second-tier TC2 category of the WTCC, which is open to cars that conform to the 2011 variation of the Super 2000 technical regulations.
Borković is the third driver to confirm his participation in the TC2 tier next year. The Münnich Motorsport stable recently announced that it will scale back its involvement in the championship next year, fielding a pair of SEAT León WTCCs on a part-time basis for team manager / driver Marc Basseng and team owner / driver René Münnich.