Lukoil expands support to Yvan Muller
After announcing its support to LADA Sport
After announcing its support to LADA Sport, Lukoil, one of the most important Russian oil companies, will also sponsor the RML Chevrolet Cruze of three-times WTCC champion Yvan Muller.
Evgeniy Malinovsky, Lukoil Motorsport Development Director commented: “Lukoil’s WTCC programme provides our company with great opporunities for developing and promoting its brand all over the world. Together with LADA we present modern domestic products on a global market and develop Russian drivers. It’s very important for both companies in terms of marketing and sport. Last year with Gabriele Tarquini and support from SEAT Sport we won the Yokohama Teams’ Trophy. Now we have made a significant step forward, being partner of a Russian manufacturer. On top of this we decided to support Yvan Muller. We have three fast drivers and two professional teams united under the Lukoil brand, which gives us reasons to be optimistic!”
Yvan Muller said: “After a long winter I’m eager to start the new season. I am confident that with Lukoil’s support I will be able to fight for the world champion title. But competition will be tough. There are again a lot of fast drivers and good teams in WTCC. I believe that the Honda factory team are the favourite, so we must be focusing on running always at one hundred percent to beat them.”
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