Team RFR partnered by Gazprom Neft's G-Energy
premium oils brand as part of its G-Drive Racing support program, took the second
steps in the last race of the World Series by Renault 3.5 held 20 and 21 October at the Circuit de Catalunya (Spain).
Mikhail Aleshin finished first in Sunday's qualifying. He won a head-to-head duel with his Finnish teammate Aaro Vainio in the main race. Aleshin completed the track in a 2nd place time leaving Aaro Vainio with the bronze medal. Mikhail Aleshin topped season 2012 overall standings among the Russian drivers.
"The battle with Aaro was hard but fair. Congratulations to my team and my mate! He showed what he's made of. The battle with Aaro shook up the race – fair and breathtaking," - Aleshin says. The car behaved perfectly thanks to my team – that's a great job and a good example: if everything runs correctly – we achieve excellent results."
"We congratulate Team RFR on their victory we have been waiting for the whole season. Motorsports is the perfect testing ground for engine oils and fluids. Today's automotive trend is more power at less engine volume. This entails stronger requirements for oils and fluids. In addition, the products must comply with the latest environmental standards. Extreme conditions of racing help us develop and improve our products. We plan to further release a series of specialty oils for sports vehicles,"
– says Alexander Trukhan, General Director at Gazpromneft Lubricants.