As motorsport returns to the BBC for the first time since 2015, Cumbrian driver Oliver Turvey is excited to line-up for the Hong Kong E-Prix.

Turvey, from Langwathby, who races for the NIO Formula E team, is among five British drivers in the all-electric series, now in its fifth season. 

He’ll be up against former F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Stoffel Vandoorne in Hong Kong tomorrow, with the Formula E race set to be broadcast live on BBC Two from 07.30am. It takes place in the heart of Hong Kong, with the electric racers speeding along the Central Harbourfront against the backdrop of the city’s iconic skyline.

“Hong Kong is one of the most exciting races on the calendar. It’s a central location on the harbour front and has got a fantastic backdrop with the Hong Kong skyline,” said 31-year-old Turvey.

“The atmosphere there is always fantastic, there’s always a lot of fans and a lot of interest in Formula E. The track is challenging - it’s got a variety of corners and good straights for overtaking.”

Penrith-born Turvey has raced in Formula E since its first season after plying his trade in GP2 and Le Mans. The series has recently introduced a new second-generation racer, capable of speeds of more than 170 miles per hour and has become a genuine contender as one of the world’s most exciting motorsports.

“It’s super competitive,” said Turvey. “The level of the drivers in this championship is one of the highest in the world.

"The format creates these exciting races and the fact that we can follow closely means a lot can happen.”