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Gazprom Neft's first motor racing filling station opens on racing weekend eve.

The first motor racing filling station under Gazpromneft brand Open a new window was opened as part of the G-Drive Racing project held by Gazprom Neft designed to promote the premium line of its G-Drive Open a new window motor fuels and G-Energy Open a new window oils. The new facility is located 95 km west of Moscow, on the Novorizhskoe Motorway, next to the Moscow Raceway entrance, marked by a new stage of the international circuit racing championship World Series by Renault 3.5 Open a new window.

The station features a cafe and a convenience store. Drivers will be offered additional services: tire inflation and window washing. The facility has free Wi-Fi. The shopping area offers a special treat for racing fans: a Formula 1 race car simulator and a multimedia tower with a screen displaying announcements of sports events.

Gazprom Neft’s Regional Sales Director Alexander Krylov and Nissan Motor Rus’s CEO Francois Goupil de Bouille took part in the station's opening ceremony. Among the guests attending the event was also Roman Rusinov, a pilot from the racing team of G-Drive Racing by Signatech Nissan, which came 4th in the LMP2 endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the best ever result achieved by Russian pilots in the most challenging 24-hour marathon.

Motorsports provide the ideal testing and improvement grounds for motor fuels, lubricants and technical fluids. Therefore, the sponsorship project for the international motor racing event implemented by Gazprom Neft contributes to the synergetic effect as part of promoting the company's premium brands: G-Energy motor oil and G-Drive fuel both in the global market and in Russia.

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Gazpromneft service station network Open a new window includes around 1,260 stations in Russia and CIS countries. The vast geographical footprint of the filling stations network and advantageous location of the Omsk, Moscow and Yaroslavl refineries give GPN the leadership positions at the wholesale and retail markets in Western Siberia and Central Russia.

G-Drive Racing is Gazprom Neft's project designed to promote motorsports and Russian racers involved in world famous racing series. The project complies with the company’s strategy to develop its premium brands — G-Energy motor oil and G-Drive fuel and to promote them both in the international market and in Russia.

The following teams are sponsored under the G-Drive Racing project:

— G-Drive Racing by Signatech Nissan

— Team RFR competing in the Renault World Series.

G-DriveG-Drive externallinks_.jpg is the new generation fuel available at Gazprom Neft filling stations. G-Drive has a range of active additives which boost up engine performance, making the car more powerful and responsive. Some of the key benefits of GPN’s premium fuel is a 12% increase of engine power, a 1.8 second improvement in acceleration and a professional protection of the engine fuel system.

G-EnergyG-Energy externallinks_.jpg is Gazprom Neft's premium motor oils brand. G-Energy oils are designed for the most advanced passenger cars made in Europe, US and Japan. The unmatched Adaptive Components Formula used in the G-Energy oil enhances engine performance by calling on certain additives as and when needed, depending on the engine operation mode.