“The original plan was to compete in the WTCC Yokohama Trophy at the wheel of a 2013 SEAT Leon,” Borkovic said.
“However, recently the team offered me to drive a Chevrolet in the championship’s elite class competing against the top touring car aces. This was a now-or-never opportunity and I didn’t have to think too much before I agreed with the proposal.”
The 29-year-old Borkovic will be the first Serb to drive in the WTCC.
Having winning five national titles, he became FIA European Hillclimbing champion in Category One in 2012 before spending the 2013 season in the FIA European Car Cup, competing in the S2000 class, first at the wheel of a SEAT Leon and later in a Chevrolet Cruze.
Borkovic won one race at the Salzburgring before going on to finish third in the overall standings at the end of the season.