Rally raid is the sports discipline in the classification of cars and motorcycles, representing a race for long distance, it runs mainly along the rough terrain and lasts from a few days to a month.
Rally raids are classified into three groups – Baja, Raid and Marathon.
Baja – short race of the distance of up to 1.200 km and fits to five days.
Raid – race with length up to 6.500 km, and it takes up to 10 days to carry it out.
Marathon – “the king” of rally raids, its length starts from 6.501 km and is limited only by the time spent, 30 days.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants supports the G-Energy Team (Vladimir Vasiliev / Konstantin Zhiltsov crew, off-road vehicles-prototypes category) and MAZ-SPORTavto in the trucks category.
In 2014 G-Energy Team became the champion of Russia in rally-raids, in 2015 - the World Rally Raid Champion. In the Dakar Rally – 2015 the crew of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov finished fifth in the absolute classification, in the Dakar - 2016 they were also among 10 strongest teams and took the 8th position in absolute qualification.
In 2016 the crew of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov has become the Russian Rally Raid’s Champion. As a result of the 2016 season, G-Energy Team ranks second in the World Rally-Raid Championship. In the transcontinental rally marathon "Silk Way-2016" that was held on the route Moscow-Almaty-Beijing, Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhiltsov took the third place.
The start of 2017 season G-Energy Team marked the resounding victory at the prestigious Africa Eco Race marathon.
Since 2012 MAZ-SPORTavto team constantly takes part in the Dakar Rally. Each year MAZ-SPORTavto achieves more and more success in the most valuable competition in the world of rally-raids, and if in its first Dakar the task was only to finish, now the team claims the highest places in the trucks classification and has become the strong competitor for all truck teams at the Dakar start line in the South America.