In January 2018, G-Energy oils pass the tests on the two most important rally-marathons of the planet –Dakar and Africa Eco Race. Technical specialists of Gazpromneft-Lubricants and team mechanics conduct oil tests under extreme conditions of long-period off-road competitions.
G-Energy Team of Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhiltsov takes part in Africa Eco Race. The Russians are going to repeat the success of the last year, when they won in this hardest African race. Their sports car engine is topped up again with G-Energy Racing oil. Every competition day the sampling of the working oil is carried out in order to further sample transfer for analysis both in the company's laboratory and in independent research centers.
Vladimir Vasiliev, pilot, G-Energy Team:
«It’s forbidden to change the engine within the race. You can repair it, but not remove. That is the reason why it is so important for us to keep the engine, to protect it at the extreme loads. And that’s why we chose G-Energy oils. We use it not for the first year, and therefore we are confident in its quality. Last year we managed to win the race using these lubricants, so this year the choice is obvious for us”.
In South America MAZ-SPORTauto team has started the Dakar race. Three sports trucks and four technical support cars of Belarussian team pass the race the fourth time using G-Energy engine oils and technical fluids. The team is accompanied by Gazpromneft-Lubricants technical specialists. Company’s mobile laboratory tests the working oil every day.
Sergey Vyazovich, Head of MAZ-SPORTauto team:
«For several years the Gazpromneft-Lubricants mobile laboratory has been working with us and its data provide invaluable help in the repair of our cars. We can see the whole picture of units and assembles state after express analysis of oil samples, so that we can prevent any breakage in the beginning, when breakdowns and internal damages of the mechanisms have just begun”.
Roman Zymovets, Deputy General Manager for Marketing and Strategic Development, Gazpromneft-Lubricants:
«We did a really big and serious work to make our products the guarantee for impeccable technical condition of the racing cars. Over the past sport season G-Energy oils have passed very complicated tests at various race tracks both off-road and circuit. All tests showed excellent results confirming our highest quality. We are confident to say our products are ready to be tested in two continents. We support our racers and wish them luck and good sports results?”
Africa Eco Race – transcontinental marathon from Europe to Africa, which route includes more than 6000km of general distance and 3800km of special area, 12 stages and 1 rest day. Combining traditions of the classic Paris-Dakar marathon laid by its founder Thierry Sabin, the 10th edition of the race is held on December 31, 2017 (Start in Monaco) on January 14, 2018 in Morocco (5 special stages), Mauritania (6 special stages) and Senegal (1 special stage) with the finish at the Pink Lake in Dakar.
Dakar-2018 - 10th South American and 40th from the beginning rally-marathon passes through 3 countries – Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The race started in Lima on January 6th – after 5-year break Dakar came back to Peru. Participant stayed in this country for 5 days. After they pass through stages in Bolivia with rest day on January 12th in La Paz. The raid will finish in Cordoba (Argentina) on January 20th.