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G-Energy team enters cross-country rally world cup

Gazpromneft Lubricants, the JSC Gazprom Neft subsidiary specializing in the production and sale of motor oils, lubricants, and other service fluids, is the official sponsor of the G-Energy team, which is entering the FIA 2014 World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and the Russian Rally Raid Championship. The G-Energy team will include Vladimir Vasiliev, Konstantin Zhiltsov, and Ruslan Misikov, all leading Russian competitors in the sport.

Gazpromneft Lubricants, the manufacturer of G-Energy premium motor oils, is sponsoring the team as part of a programme to develop motorsports in Russia. The company’s technical specialists and the G-Energy team are developing oils and service fluids ideally suited to competitive off-road event conditions. Since 2013, Gazpromneft Lubricants has been manufacturing G-Energy Racing motor oils, which are designed specifically for all racing and high-performance engines.

Technical support for the G-Energy team vehicles is provided by X-Raid, a professional racing team from Germany who are three-time winners of the Dakar marathon rally. X-Raid’s engineering solutions have made it possible to develop technology able to compete on an equal footing with vehicles raced by teams from major international manufacturers.

Commenting on the arrangement, Alexander Trukhan, CEO of Gazpromneft Lubricants, said, “The company has sponsored leading cross-country rally teams in international competitions since 2013. The massive load on the engine, the challenging nature of the tracks, and the temperature variations in off-road races provide the ideal opportunity to test the motor oils’ performance characteristics. In the opinion of professional competitors, and as demonstrated by test results, we are manufacturing innovative, high-quality products.”

Notes for editors

Gazpromneft Lubricants is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft specializing in the production and sale of oils, lubricants, and other service fluids. Gazpromneft Lubricants was founded in November 2007. It has five production facilities, located in Russia, Italy, and Serbia. A total of 492,000 metric tons of high-quality oils, lubricants, and service fluids are produced each year. The company’s portfolio includes oils for the petrol and diesel engines of passenger vehicles and trucks, transmission and hydraulic oils, industrial oils, service products, and coolants sold under the G-Energy and Gazpromneft brands. The company’s marine oils are sold under the Texaco brand.

G-Energy is JSC Gazprom Neft’s premium brand of motor oils. G-Energy motor oils are designed for the very 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.

The World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies is an annual series of international-level rally races organized by the 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.