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Dillmann Confirmed at Venturi for Berlin

Tom Dillmann will re-join Venturi at next month’s Berlin E-Prix deputizing for Edoardo Mortara….

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Venturi has confirmed that Tom Dillmann will fill in for Edoardo Mortara in next month’s Berlin E-Prix.

The French driver will return to the team with which he competed in seven races last season as Mortara focuses on the clashing Lausitzring DTM event.

Dillmann originally replaced Stephane Sarrazin at the Monegasque team in last year’s Paris E-Prix and scored a best result of seventh position at the second New York City E-Prix in July.

E-racing365 revealed last month that Dillmann was the favorite for the seat after staying close to the team despite missing out on a Season Four drive to Edoardo Mortara.

“I am looking forward to coming back to Formula E with the team next month in Berlin,” Dillmann told e-racing365. “I was disappointed last season not to get a full-time drive of course because I think I did a good solid job for a rookie.

“But I maintained a good relationship with the team and did some days with this seasons car in private testing last summer.

“I have also done three days with the Gen 2 car recently and I enjoy working with the team and the engineers.”

It remains to be seen if Dillmann will also race at New York in July. The team will make a decision on the back of Mercedes’ input after the first few races of the DTM season.

“It will all depend on Edo and how he is doing in DTM at that stage but I am on standby and here if needed there too,” said Dillmann.

Dillmann will be racing on three of the four weekends next month as he competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship for ByKolles and also in the Super Formula Championship at Autopolis, where he will make his series debut with Team LeMans.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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