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MAZ-SPORTavto participating in Dakar-2017, supported by Gazpromneft Lubricants

For the third time Gazpromneft Lubricants is to support MAZ-SPORTavto in its participation in the world’s most prestigious off-road rally — the Dakar.

The Dakar-2017 rally begins on 2 January 2017 in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción, running through Bolivia and Argentina to finish on 14 January in Buenos Aires — a total distance of more than 9,000 kilometres.

Six MAZ vehicles will be at the start — three trucks taking part in the race, together with three support cars, all of them using G-Energy lubricants. A group of technical specialists from Gazpromneft Lubricants will be travelling with the team to South America in order to monitor product usage and undertake direct testing during the race.

«The Dakar rally is, for us, a global laboratory, allowing us to test lubricants under extreme conditions. This time, in addition to the usual infra-red spectrometer, our engineers will be taking a new device — an x-ray spectrometer, which measures the concentration of metals in lubricants, and the concentration of sulphur in diesel. Equipment like this allows us to undertake thoroughgoing investigations, literally under off-road conditions, on which basis the team’s technicians can make the necessary adjustments in servicing the cars. A key feature of the Dakar rally will be those stages running through the high altitudes of Bolivia. Engines operate at maximum load under the lower oxygen of high altitudes, which will be a further test for G-Energy service fluids and lubricants».
Alexander Trukhan
Alexander Trukhan CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants
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Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd (“Gazpromneft Lubricants”) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd has five production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 500,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year. The company’s product range includes 500 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,200 products in total). The company’s products have received more than 250 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, KAMAZ, AvtoGAZ, Bosch Rexroth, and others. The company’s products are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.

G-Energy is the premium motor oils brand from Gazprom Neft, designed for the most up-to-the-minute American-, European- and Japanese-produced cars. The unique adaptive (ACF) technology used in G-Energy oils enhances essential performance features in line with engine operation at a specific point in time, through the appropriate activation of necessary additives. In 2013 the company became the first on the Russian market to develop and launch a new, special-purpose G-Energy product line of 100-percent synthetic engine oils, G-Energy Racing, developed for professional racing vehicles and today’s racing circuits. G-Energy Racing oils provide maximum protection against engine wear, and provide highly effective protection of engine parts against deposit accumulation, maintaining performance even under the peak loads typical of racing conditions.

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