Gazprom Neft-Lubricants partners with G-Force Motorsport racing team presenting Russia at the Dakar 2013 Event

Gazprom Neft-Lubricants open a new window, the producer of premium motor oils G-Energy open a new window, and G-Force Motorsport racing team have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for 2013. The team will take part in all the major events of the world and Russian cross-country rally, including the Dakar Marathon Rally open a new window, the Rally Raid World Cup and the Russian Championship.

In its racing events the team uses the lubricants and technical fluids produced by Gazprom Neft – Lubricants. There are plans to test G-Energy oils on G-Force Motorsport vehicles. The high quality and range of products produced by Gazprom Neft-Lubricants made it possible early on to pick 8 out of the 10 products which the team may need in its racing events. Much in demand are the company's new products – synthetic oils. Two more specialized products are currently under development.

The Dakar 2013 will be the first event in the new season. The legendary marathon which is scheduled to start on January 5 will see the Russian team made up of the following crews: Vladimir Vasiliev – Vitaly Evtekhov, Boris Gadasin – Alexey Kuzmich and Andrei Cherednikov – Albert Horn. Supported by Gazprom Neft-Lubricants, G-Force Motorsport will represent Russia in the Car Category. Today G-Force is the only Russian team participating in global cross-country racing events on G-Force Proto prototype vehicles powered by GM engines.

"In the Silk Route 2012 Event in July we used Gazprom Neft-Lubricants' products. Then the G-Force Motorsport team claimed a resounding victory - it was the first time in the history of the international marathon rally that a Russian crew came in first. At the Dakar, both the racing cars and the G-Force team's support vehicles will be filled up with Gazprom Neft-Lubricants’ products. We’re talking not only about the motor and transmission oils, but also antifreeze, grease and quenching oils", said G-Force Proto team pilot and design engineer Boris Gadasin.

"The extreme environment of motorsports sets tougher requirements for the quality of lubricants and technical fluids. That is why cooperation with leading racing and rally teams is the best way of testing and improving our products. Today Gazprom Neft-Lubricants has the most advanced and state-of-the-art motor oils production capacity in Russia that allows us not only to produce world-class products, but also to constantly improve the existing technologies”, says Alexander Trukhan, CEO of Gazprom Neft-Lubricants LLC.

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Gazprom Neft-Lubricants LLC open a new window is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft specializing in producing and selling oils, lubricants and technical fluids. It was incorporated in November 2007. The company has 5 production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total annual production output is 450 Kt of high quality oils, lubricants and technical fluids.

The company holds a 14% share of the Russian lubricants market and also operates in the market of Southern Europe, Serbia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Central Asian. Overall, the company exports its products to 38 countries. Gazprom Neft is Russia’s leading producer of lubricants.

The company's portfolio features the G-Energy and Gazprom Neft – branded products (oils for light-duty and heavy-duty gasoline and diesel engines, transmission and hydraulic oils, maintenance service products and coolants) and Texas-branded marine oils produced under the license from Chevron. Currently Gazprom Neft-Lubricants’ product range includes around 400 oils and lubricants for all market sectors (over 1,000 commercial items).

Gazprom Neft-Lubricants supplies its products to automakers' assembly lines, including Mercedes Benz Trucks Vostok, Avtotor Group of Companies (General Motors vehicles) and also for KAMAZ and GAZ. Among the users of Gazprom Neft-branded products are Severstal, Sibur, Gazprom, Evraz and MMK.

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