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Turvey aims for podium finish in Chile

Oliver Turvey is looking to bounce back from a difficult start to the season with a podium finish in the first ever Santiago ePrix.

The British driver had mixed results in the first two rounds of the season, finishing in P16 in the first race in Hong Kong, and scoring eight points after a P6 finish on Sunday.

Things did not go Turvey’s way, as the Brit left Marrakesh with no points in the bag, having to retire due to a technical issue affecting his second car.

“We had good pace in qualifying but two red flags affected my qualifying. Then in the races, we had two technical issues out of three races, so it’s been kind of a challenging start of the year”.

Ahead of the first race on the streets of Santiago de Chile, the 30-year-old is certain that they can perform at a good level: “I know the pace is there. We’ve shown it in Marrakesh in the first stint.

“We came from pitlane start to be in P8. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go out in the second car. But the pace is there and I’m sure that with a smooth weekend, we can challenge for the podium”.

Should Turvey make it to the podium this weekend, it would be the British driver’s first podium in the series.

Turvey expressed his continuous trust in his team, in his third full season with them. “Certainly the NIO team have been working really hard; we’ve made some step forwards this year, so I really want to push this weekend and get a podium”.

Andrea Perilli

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