The crew is a racing team G-Energy Team composed of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov will not participate in the marathon “Dakar-2017”.
The team will travel to marathon “Africa Eco race-2017”. About the decision in an exclusive interview with the Deputy General Director for marketing and strategic development of OOO “Gazpromneft-Lubricants” Roman Simovic.
“The team took the decision this year not to participate in the “Dakar-2017”, – said Simovic. Instead of the Dakar, the team will go “the Africa Eco race-2017”. We met with the leadership team understand their arguments and fully agree with them, because to go to just to pass, probably does not make sense.
“The silk road” set the bar high, we don’t want to lower the bar. “Dakar” will be somewhat unusual, because it starts from the heights. There will be more rally sites, which we were not quite ready, so the team needs adaptation to these conditions. Next year will be just a year of adaptation. So the emphasis is on the World Cup: you have to drive all the stages, but our goal is the podium.”
The last few years, the crew Vasilyev/Zhiltsov used to see only in the South American “Dakar”, where an experienced pilot and Navigator showed excellent results, every year improving his position in the race.
In January 2015, the Russians entered the top five, which was the best joint achievement.
Marathon “Africa Eco race-2017” starts 31 December 2016 in Monaco and finishes 14 January 2017 at the Pink lake in Dakar.
In the near future on our site you can read a great exclusive interview with Roman Simulcam about G-Energy in Motorsport.
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