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Ceremonial Start of G-Energy Team for Dakar takes place in Moscow on December 12

On December 12, 2015, an official ceremony dedicated to the participation of G-Energy Team in Dakar Rally 2016will be held at the Revolution Square in Moscow.

Umaturman musical band will perform in the heart of the Russian capital to see off the team to the most famous off-road racing in the world, to wish the racers strength and success in such a difficult competition.

An interesting entertainment program is prepared for the guests of the event. It will give the spectators a possibility not only to learn interesting details about the history of the “Dakar”, but also to take part in competitions and win prizes from G-Energy premium oils brand.

Moreover, everyone will be able to test their skills in competitions at the rally simulators. An autograph session with the crew of G-Energy Team consisting of driver Vladimir Vasilyev and co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov will take place in the tent at 2:30 pm. At 3:00 pm, all participants will see the spectacular start of the racing car for rally marathon.

Anyone can support Russian racers team and attend the start ceremony. Entrance is free from 11:00 am.

Rally marathon “Dakar” is a race that attracts millions of fans of motor racing since 1977. It is a New Year’s adventure for the most courageous and fearless people in the world. The crew of G-Energy Team starts competition on January 2, 2016 from Buenos Aires. This year, the route of the rally raid will go through the mountains, rocky and desert landscapes of Argentina and Bolivia. Racers will finish on January 16 in Rosario, Argentina.

Winner of the Rally Raid World Cup 2014 Vladimir Vasilyev said: “I am very glad to represent the G-Energy Team and re-engage in one of the most exciting motor racing events. Challenging experience is ahead of us, and Konstantin and I will do our best to show excellent results“. Director General of Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd Alexandr Trukhan said: “It is not the first year that our company has been supporting the G-Energy Team. Specialists of Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd are constantly travelling with the crew to various racetracks and conducting research of oils in extreme conditions of the rally raids. Knowledge of technicians and experience of racers become the basis for the development of new formulations of high-tech G-Energy oils. We were able to build efficient interaction between sport and business, thereby giving the fans a new motor racing legend“.

Frontman of Umaturman” musical band Vladimir Kristovsky said: “We know from our experience what it means to get through the long route, and how much effort it takes. Being the true fans of motor racing, we are cheering for the Russian drivers of G-Energy Team and are pleased to support them with our performance!”

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