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G-energy Team will take part in the Rally Raid World Cup

6 MARCH 2014
Gazpromneft–Lubricants Ltd., a Gazprom Neft subsidiary specializing in lubricants production and sales, has become an official partner of "G-Energy Team" rally team, which will participate in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rаllies in 2014 season, as well as in the Rally Raid Russian Championship. G-Energy Team includes the leading Russian athletes, Vladimir Vasiliev, Konstantin Zhiltsov and Ruslan Misikov.

Gazpromneft-Lubricants, a manufacturer of G-Energy premium motor oils, provides support to the team as part of the program aimed at developing the Russian motor racing. The company technicians and G-Energy Team are developing oils and process fluids that are best suited for off-road competitions. Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd. has produced specialized oils for all types of sports and high-powered engines of G-Energy Racing since 2013.

The technical partner of G-Energy Team - a professional sports team X-Raid from Germany, a three-time winner of Dakar Marathon - provides technical service of sports cars. X-Raid engineering solutions have made it possible to create cars capable of being on an equal footing while competing with factory team cars of the world's largest car manufacturers.

Alexander Trukhan, General Director of Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd., has noted that "Since 2013, the company has supported the leading rally teams in international competitions. The extreme loads on engines, complex rally raid tracks and temperature contrasts of off-road rally raids are ideal for quality testing of our oils. Based on the test results and feedback from professional athletes we can produce high-quality innovative products".

The first World Cup series held this year in February - Baja Russia - Northern Forest 2014 - has brought the team double success. Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhiltsov's crew has demonstrated the best results among the Russian participants in spite of serious competition, having won qualification for the Russian Cup and become the runner-up in the international World Cup qualification. Next G-Energy Team will participate in the second World Cup series - Italian baja. The track of the marathon starting on March 14 will be challenged by a sports team comprising multiple World Cup prize winners: V. Vasiliev and K. Zhiltsov (MINI ALL4 Racing), R. Misikov and V. Evtekhov, A. Dmitriev and V. Demyanenko (BMW X3 CC), which will compete for Russia in the qualification for light motor vehicles.

The nearest World Cup series where G-Energy Team will take part after the Italian baja will be held in April in Abu Dhabi, and the second series of the Russian Championship "Kagan's Gold" is scheduled for April 16-19 in Astrakhan.


Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd. is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary specializing in oils, lubricants and process fluids production and sales. Established in November 2007. Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd. has five production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total production volume is 492 thousand tons of high quality oils, lubricants and process liquids per year. The company produces oils for petrol and diesel engines of passenger cars and trucks, transmission and hydraulic oils, industrial oils, service products and coolants under the brands "G-energy" and "Gazpromneft" and also marine oils under the brand "Техасо.".

G-Energy is a premium motor oils brand of Gazprom Neft. G-Energy motor oils are designed for the latest European, American, and Japanese passenger vehicles. The unique adaptive technology used in G—Energy motor oil provides enhanced performance characteristics depending on how the engine is used by activating the necessary additives as needed.

World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies is an annual series of international-level rally races organized by the International Automobile Federation ( Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA) for competitive drivers and teams from automobile manufacturers. A Cross-country rally is a multi-stage motorsports event that takes place both off-road and on roads used by the public.

See the following sites for more information: http://www.gazpromneft-oil.ru, and also http://www.g-energy-rally.ru, http://www.x-raid.de/

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