In a first moment, and due to the dual program that performs in Formula E and in the Super GT japanese, Oliver Turvey was not going to dispute the ePrix of Berlin, the eighth race of the calendar of the category of single-seaters-electric FIA. This absence motivated by the coincidence of the event in the German capital, and of the Autobacs Super GT Round3 was taken over by the computer, Nextev TCR, as agreed in the contract signed between both parties. In this way, the formation managed by Campos Racing decided to go for Ben Hanley as a replacement for the british pilot.
however, events have taken a sharp turn in recent days to such an extent that Oliver Turvey will play finally the ePrix of Berlin. The reason for this change of plans has been the series of earthquakes that have affected the japanese island of Kyushu, which has forced the local promoter to postpone the round of the Super GT Japanese in Autopolis circuit located in the village of Kamitsue. Although it is anticipated that the test may be contested throughout the rest of the season, this delay breaks the coincidence between both championships and allows you to Oliver Turvey to be in Berlin.
as A result of this change of plans, Oliver Turvey wrote: “first of all is to send my support to all those affected by the earthquakes of Kyushu. It is understandable that the promoter decides to postpone the race of the Super GT in Autopolis, and I sincerely hope to be able to compete later on in this circuit in front of the fans of the region of Kyushu. However, this means that I am available to contest the next round of the Formula E. I look forward to this new path and I hope I can have a good role in Berlin”.