Russian G-Energy Team performing in Mini All4 Racing car sponsored by the premium motor oil G-Energy brand by Gazpromneft-Lubricants has won the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The victory was brought by Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhiltsov’s crew.
The final series of the marathon being tenth in succession – Baja Portalegre – has taken place in Portugal. In two days the drivers have covered 418 km of speed distance. The entry list of competitors featured 95 crews including 12 pilots of FIA priority.
In the course of the World Championship for Cross-Country Rallies G-Energy Team repeatedly demonstrated best results in the race stages which gave Russian racers a 20-point advantage over their closest competitors. The cumulative advantage let the team produce a decisive victory.
The Gazpromneft-Lubricants company has been supporting the G-Energy racing team since the beginning of 2014 in line with the domestic motorsport development programme by providing lubricating materials and service fluids of internal production to be tested in auto racing conditions. The company was the first to introduce a specialized line of motor oils G-Energy Racing for all the types of professional racing engines and modern sport automobiles among Russian companies in 2013.
“Our congratulations to G-Energy Team with this outstanding sport achievement! All through the year we’ve been following the crews’ performance as well as testing G-Energy motor oils. I’m sure the top quality of the lubricating materials has played its role in achieving the best results!” – noted the General Director of Gazpromneft Lubricants Alexander Trukhan.
“Those were very serious trials. We have done our best in the final. Drawing conclusions to the championship I can point out safe functioning of all the systems that were serviced with motor oils and tecnical fluids by G-Energy”, - said Vladimir Vasiliev.
World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – annual competition series on rally, organized on the world scale by the International Automobile Federation (fr. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA) for drivers and automobile manufacturers’ teams. Rally -raid is a multistage automobile competition taking course on the off-road or open-road basis. For more information visit: http://www.gazpromneft–oil.ru, www.g-energy.org, www.team.g-energy.org, http://www.g–energy–rally.ru and http://www.x–raid.de.