Oliver Turvey to Race for NextEV Formula E Team at Berlin ePrix

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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NextEV’s Oliver Turvey will take part in the next round of the Formula E Championship in Berlin on the 21st May. The British driver was due to miss the German round due to a clash with the Super GT Championship; a Championship that Turvey has raced in since April 2015. However, due to the devastating earthquakes that have affected the Japanese island of Kyushu island, the Autopolis round of the Championship has been postponed, enabling Turvey to race in Berlin.

Martin Leach, President, NextEV: We are pleased that Oliver is able to compete in Berlin for NextEV, we just wish it wasn’t under such circumstances. Everyone at the team was shocked to hear about the earthquakes and we are thinking about those living on Kyushu. I would also like to say thank you to Ben Hanley for his understanding and wish him well in his racing in the European Le Mans Series this season.

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

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