Elmshorn, Germany, 26 May 2014 – Deserved victory for Kuba Giermaziak at the Porsche Supercup in Monte Carlo: the driver of the VERVA Lechner Racing Team, which is sponsored again this year by star petrol stations, comfortably wins the race at the Monaco Formula 1 track, earning his team their first victory of the season. The team’s second driver, Ben Barker, finishes in a solid fifth place.
At this early stage of the season, the strong performances of both drivers on the Côte d’Azur help the team to secure top spot in the team standings. Giermaziak, who has been racing since the age of eight, tasted success in Monte Carlo last year with a second place finish, and has gone one better this year with this deserved victory. The Supercup has been a permanent fixture of the Formula 1 World Championship since 1993 and the races are held on the same tracks.
Wieslaw Milkiewicz, the Managing Director and Press Officer of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, extends his congratulations to the team: “we congratulate Kuba Giermaziak and the whole team on the deserved victory in Monte Carlo. This once again confirms that we have backed the right team.”
star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been operating more than 550 petrol stations in the northern half of Germany since 2003. The company, which is based in Elmshorn, near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and petrochemicals group PKN ORLEN SA, which is the largest company in central-east Europe with an annual turnover of EUR 27 billion in 2013.
PKN ORLEN SA is listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges and is represented on the petrol station market in Eastern and Central Europe with a total of 2,700 petrol stations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania. In recent years, large investments have been made in Lithuania and the Czech Republic in order to bring the group a step closer to its goal of becoming the leading oil company in Central Europe.