2012, August 13

Go East for Vitaly Petrov

During summer break Vitaly Petrov get a chance to see some interesting places in his native Russia. Caterham F1 Team driver have already visited Rostov-on-Don, and on 23-24th of August one more trip is scheduled for him as a part of new program by Russian Helicopters Company for motorsport promotion and popularization. Together with his manager Oksana Kosachenko Vitaly will go East – to the Republic of Buryatia near Baikal Lake.   

At the capital city of Ulan-Ude (pop. 400 000) they will visit Aircraft Plant while Petrov even take part in the assembling of a helicopter. Media-call, photo- and autograph-sessions are planned as well as funny race on forklift. Later Petrov will join motorsport show for local fans with go-kart competition for young Buryatians and the exhibition of Caterham F1 car in the very center of the city. Vitaly will meet with best racing drivers from Rebublic of Buryatia, and answer the questions from his fans, while Formula One car will be exposed for one more day – on August 25th – after Petrov will have left Ulan-Ude.

O.Kosachenko, manager: “We are very grateful to Ulan-Ude Aircraft Plant and the Buryatian Motorsport Federation for their help in organizing great event for all people who are fond of racing. There are a lot of motorsport fans in this region, but so far they don’t have a chance to see and feel what Formula One is. Now they have a good possibility to look at F1 car directly and to talk with Vitaly. I’m sure it will be great event for all of us – and really hope for good weather”.