Turvey reinstated for Berlin Formula E race

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Turvey reinstated for Berlin Formula E race
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
May 2, 2016, 1:03 PM

Oliver Turvey will race in the Berlin ePrix after all, after the clashing Super GT race at Autopolis he was due to take part in was postponed due to an earthquake.

Oliver Turvey, China Racing
Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Nelson Piquet Jr., Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team

The NEXTEV TCR driver had been due to miss the Berlin race because of his Honda commitments in Japan, with sometime GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 driver Ben Hanley named as his replacement.

However, with the Autopolis Super GT round postponed after earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu, where the circuit is based, Turvey is now available for the German Formula E race.

"First of all, my thoughts go out to everyone affected by the earthquakes that have hit Kyushu," said Turvey.

"It’s understandable that the organisers have had to postpone the Super GT race at Autopolis, but I hope we can race there later in the year for all the fans in the Kyushu region.

"It now means that I am available to race in the next round of the Formula E Championship.

"I’m looking forward to racing on this new track and will be pushing for a strong points finish."

Turvey currently sits 14th in the championship standings on 10 points, one place ahead of teammate Nelson Piquet Jr, having taken a best finish of sixth in the Beijing season opener.

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About this article

Series Formula E
Event Berlin ePrix
Location Streets of Berlin
Drivers Oliver Turvey , Ben Hanley
Teams NIO Formula E Team
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Breaking news