G-Drive Racing team completes World Endurance Championship with flying colours

The FIA World Endurance Championship drew to a close on November 30 in Bahrain. In the final race, the Russian G-Drive Racing took the first place. This victory was the fourth for the crew in the 2013 season, and put them in third place overall for the entire FIA World Endurance Championship.

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The triumph in Bahrain and previous wins in Austin, São Paulo, and Shanghai allowed the Russian team to enter the winners’ circle in the overall FIA World Endurance Championship rating for the first time in history.

The final race of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain took place on an extremely difficult track designed by German architect Hermann Tilke, a designer of Formula 1 racetracks. The G-Drive Racing car number 26 drove approximately 1,000 kilometers with an average speed of 173 kilometers per hour.

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The Russian team scored this victory thanks to the participation of Roman Rusinov, who has won international races many times driving sports prototypes and Formula Junior cars, the Australian John Martin, who won four races during the 2012 season alone, and the Englishman Mike Conway, British Formula 3 champion and winner of IndyCar races.

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“I’m glad that G-Drive fuel, which is being tested in the racing series, is demonstrating its enhanced properties time after time, and it helps the team achieve excellent results. It is important that, when visiting Gazpromneft filling stations, any Russian auto enthusiast can fuel his or her car with enhanced fuel that has undergone testing at maximum loads,” commented Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Director and G-Drive Racing project leader Alexander Krylov.

Notes for editors

G-DRIVE is a new-generation fuel sold at Gazpromneft network automotive filling stations. The main advantages of this premium fuel, which contains an active set of additives, include an increase in engine power of up to 12 percent, an improvement in automobile acceleration by up to 1.8 seconds, and professional protection for the engine’s fuel system.

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is one of the five major international auto racing series held, along with Formula 1, under the aegis of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The championship consists of eight stages, and takes place on three continents: Sebring, United States; Spa, Belgium; Le Mans, France; Silverstone, United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; the Kingdom of Bahrain; Fuji, Japan; and Shanghai, China. The 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon, which comprises a part of the WEC calendar, is one of the three most prestigious international races, along with the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. Each year, over 310,000 spectators attend the marathon.