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Turvey to race in Berlin ePrix after Super GT race postponement

2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship - Buenos Aires ePrix

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 06: Oliver Turvey of NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team during the Buenos Aires ePrix as part of 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship at Puerto Madero Street Race Track on February 06, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images for TAG Heuer)

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NEXTEV TCR has confirmed that Oliver Turvey will now race in the upcoming Formula E race in Berlin following the postponement of the clashing Super GT race in Japan.

Turvey had been due to miss the race on May 21 due to a prior commitment with Drago Modulo Honda Racing at Autopolis. British racer Ben Hanley had been due to deputize.

However, the race has been postponed due to earthquakes affecting the island of Kyushu, meaning Turvey is able to race in Berlin as originally planned.

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

“It’s understandable that the organizers 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.”

NEXTEV president Martin Leach added: “We are pleased that Oliver is able to compete in Berlin for NextEV TCR, 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.”

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