will make his Formula E race return at next month’s , replacing ’s who will miss the race due to a pre-existing DTM commitment with Mercedes.

Dillmann drove in seven Formula E races for Venturi last season, scoring 12 points with a best result of seventh in the second race of the New York double header.

The former Formula V8 World Series champion was in contention for a race seat for this season, but lost out to Swiss-Italian Mortara who was signed to partner the returning Maro Engel.

As the Berlin E-Prix takes place on the same weekend as the DTM round at the Lausitzring, Mortara will miss the race as his Mercedes contract takes priority in the event of a clash.

“I thought I did a solid job last year jumping in without any real testing. It is always tough for rookies as we can still see this year. Nevertheless I was four times in the points out of seven races and I believe Venturi’s package in terms of the car which I helped develop last summer and the team improved significantly,” said Dillmann.

“Berlin won’t be easy, as it never is jumping in, in the middle of a championship but I will do what is necessary to achieve the best possible.”

With Mortara likely to also miss the New York round due to another DTM clash, Dillmann may get a second chance to impress in the season finale, but this has yet to be confirmed by the Venturi team.

After missing out a full time drive this season, Dillmann has maintained close links with Venturi and drove the team’s season five car at the recent manufacturer test in Monteblanco.

Alongside his upcoming Formula E cameo, Dillmann will race in two rounds of the Japanese Super Formula championship this season, and will make his FIA WEC debut at next month’s season opener at Spa.

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