NextEV drivers aiming to get back to super pole shootout in New York


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Oliver Turvey and Nelson Piquet Jr say they are aiming to get back into the super pole shootout at this month’s New York ePrix.

Despite showing strong pace so far this season, both drivers had disappointing results at the double header in Berlin, with Turvey managing their best result of sixth on the grid.

This hampered their race results as NextEV TIO came away from Germany with only three points thanks to a ninth and tenth place for Turvey.

Both drivers are keen to get back to form though, and Piquet believes that if the track in Brooklyn is more suited to their car, then he should be able to convert it into more solid points scoring.

“We’ve had some encouraging results, particularly in qualifying this year, so if the track suits us a bit more in Brooklyn, my aim is to be fighting for Super Pole on both days and working to convert that into results in the race.

“We will be aiming to come away from New York with a really strong points haul.”

Turvey echoed Piquet, saying he would always be aiming for the win. He said, “I will be aiming to reach Superpole and to qualify on pole position, and in the race I will be aiming to stand on the top step of the podium.

Looking ahead to the challenges that the New York track might bring, Turvey said that it should offer a few overtaking opportunities.

“The New York track looks exciting. It seems to have a good mix of corners with hairpins, chicanes and a fast final corner, as well as a number of straights offering overtaking opportunities in the race.

“The T2 and T3 combination looks like the most challenging section of the track, I can’t wait to get out on track in New York!”