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G-Drive Racing team wins motorsport prize

The G-Drive Racing team, sponsored by JSC Gazprom Neft’s premium G-Drive fuel brand, has won the Russian Automobile Federation’s annual award in the Event category. The award recognizes G-Drive Racing’s outstanding achievements in 2013. For the first time in the history of the FIA World Endurance Championship, a Russian team reached the podium, achieving bronze medal position at the conclusion of all stages, having won four out of eight endurance races. G-Drive Racing will soon compete in two major events in the 2014 season: the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Blancpain Sprint Series.

JSC Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Director and Project Manager for G-Drive Racing, Alexander Krylov

“JSC Gazprom Neft’s G-Drive Racing team arrived on the scene a little over two years ago and immediately posed serious competition for rival crews in endurance racing. In the past year, G-Drive Racing has achieved even better results and absolutely deserves this prize. The category’s name — Event — matches our own evaluation of the way in which the project has evolved. The team is sponsored by the new-generation fuel brand G-Drive, which is well known among auto enthusiasts and is associated with energy, drive, and sport. I am confident that the Russian team’s next season will be marked by new achievements and will be a real cause for celebration among fans”, commented JSC Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Director and Project Manager for G-Drive Racing Alexander Krylov.

Notes for editors

JSC Gazprom Neft’s G-Drive Racing project supports motorsports and Russian racers taking part in major world racing series. As part of the project, JSC Gazprom Neft sponsors G-Drive Racing, which is competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 category.

G-Drive is a new-generation fuel available at JSC Gazprom Neft filling stations. G-Drive contains an active complex of additives that improve engine efficiency, thereby increasing the power and acceleration of the vehicle. Some of the main advantages of JSC Gazprom Neft’s premium fuel include increased engine power by up to 12%, improved acceleration by up to 1.8 seconds, and expert protection for engine fuel systems.

For 20 years, the Russian Automobile Federation has awarded prizes to Russia’s top race car drivers, managers, and sports venue owners, as well as leading journalists and managers working in the automotive media.

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