VRT G-ENERGY TEAM DEFEND THEIR LEADERSHIP IN THE FIA WORLD CUP QATAR’S SEALINE CROSS COUNTRY RALLY

VRT G-ENERGY TEAM DEFEND THEIR LEADERSHIP IN THE FIA WORLD CUP QATAR'S SEALINE CROSS COUNTRY RALLY


Right after the victorious finish in the Russian race "Gold of Kagan 2014" in Astrakhan, the Russian VRT G-Energy Team “duo" Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov arrived in Qatar where the international rally SEALINE CROSS COUNTRY RALLY was held by QMMF.

Race takes place in the status of the 4th round of the FIA World Cup for cross-country rally and the second stage of the FIM World Championship for bikes and quads.

According the FIA system of coefficients the Qatar race, as well as Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge which have passed at the beginning of April, has double coefficient of complexity, and all points also have counted in double.


Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov intend to fight for a race podium with the main goal – to defend and strengthen their leadership in FIA world cup classification. After a magnificent victory in Abu Dhabi, the Russian pairing outruns the next rival – Yazeed Al-Radjhi for 33 points. The MINI All4 Racing with starting number 301 is fine-tuned and prepared for race by X-Raid staff.

Today more than fifty registered participants of race undergo administrative and technical checks on the basis of the known Losail International Circuit, and on Monday April 21st, crews started the first stage of rally.

With only three previous outings, the Sealine now forms a part of the World Raids calendar, and includes one of the largest proportions of special compared to the race's overall mileage: the course is made up of a total of 1912.95 kilometers, with 90.94% against the clock.

Vladimir Vasilyev: After three rounds of the FIA World Cup we gained the lead and our main team objective is to strengthen our position and to earn additional points at Qatar's stage. Race has their specific features; we will consider them, to try to work at full capacity and to fight for a podium.

Konstantin Zhiltsov: We did a very serious preparation to Qatar's rally with our busy race calendar. We spent half of April in race car and won two of events – “Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge" and national “Gold of Kagan". There is a great feeling of the car, and between me and pilot. The starting list of Qatar's Sealine Rally shows a strong staff of crews and we understand that there are a lot of crews who are aimed to be on podium. So, it is interesting for fight and to win the race will be more honorable. We are adjusted to fight!

The concept of the competition includes 5 stages of race. In the first day there is 230 kms, including 164 km of a special stage, but the next days the distance will be increasing.

Since the beginning of 2014 the official partner of the team VRT is the oil-brand G-Energy.

Right after the victorious finish in the Russian race "Gold of Kagan 2014" in Astrakhan, the Russian VRT G-Energy Team “duo" Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov arrived in Qatar where the international rally SEALINE CROSS COUNTRY RALLY was held by QMMF.

Race takes place in the status of the 4th round of the FIA World Cup for cross-country rally and the second stage of the FIM World Championship for bikes and quads.

According the FIA system of coefficients the Qatar race, as well as Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge which have passed at the beginning of April, has double coefficient of complexity, and all points also have counted in double.