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Oliver Turvey will partner Nelson Piquet Jr at NEXTEV TCR next season, the team confirmed on Monday.

Turvey debuted with the team at the London season finale in Battersea Park, scoring points in both races and the 28 year-old is excited to be returning full time for 2015-16.

The McLaren test driver said: “I am delighted to be joining NEXTEV TCR for the second season of Formula E.

“The team gave me a fantastic opportunity when they approached me to race in the season finale in London and I am happy that my performance has led to me being able to re-join them and compete for the full season.

“I am looking forward to working with the whole team on the development of their new powertrain and I am excited to drive alongside the current champion.”

Steven Lu, NEXTEV TCR team principal said: “We are delighted to welcome Oliver to the team. He put in a fantastic performance in London and is a very intelligent, talented driver.

“We believe we have the strongest driver pairing on the grid with Nelson and Oliver at NEXTEV TCR and are looking forward to a successful season ahead to build on our achievements from the first season.”

Turvey will continue his commitments with McLaren and in Super GT alongside his full season with NEXTEV TCR.

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