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Turvey joins Manor for WEC superseason

NIO Formula E driver Oliver Turvey will compete in the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship superseason with the Manor LMP1 outfit.

Turvey, who is also McLaren’s Formula 1 test and development driver, will return to endurance racing having previously taken a class victory in LMP2 in 2014 with Jota Sport.

He will share one of the team’s Ginetta G60-LT-P1s with Alex Brundle and one-time Formula E driver Oliver Rowland.

In 2015, Turvey finished second in class when he drove alongside Simon Dolan and now-Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans.

Turvey also competed in Super GT with Drago Modulo Honda Racing in 2015 and 2016, picking up a best result of sixth on two occasions.

Turvey will be competing against McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso in the WEC superseason, with the two-time Formula 1 world champion driving for Toyota.

The first race of the 2018/19 season begins at Spa-Francorchamps on May 5, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans taking place on June 16-17.

As it stands, there are no schedule clashes between WEC and Formula E although the Season 5 FE calendar has yet to be announced.

Jack Amey

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