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NGK-sponsored Speedway stars in the fight for 2020 World Championship

NGK-sponsored Speedway riders are still in the fight for the 2020 FIM World Speedway Championship title after enjoying a successful weekend in the Czech Republic.

Three-time World Champion Tai Woffinden took second place in both rounds five and six of the Grand Prix series in Prague while Swede Freddie Lindgren and Russian Emil Sayfutdinov both earned a fourth place position in the two round finals at the Marketa Stadium.

Briton Woffinden now sits in third position in the championship on 89 points, just behind Lindgren who is in second place on 92 points, just seven points behind leader and current World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik, who won both Czech rounds.

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-time supporter of Speedway with the SGP riders’ bikes being fitted with the company’s spark plugs.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “It was a great weekend for our sponsored riders with Tai and Freddie now in a strong positions in the top three as we enter the championship finale. It all looks promising going in to final SGP double-header of the season in Torun, Poland on October 2 and 3 when I know all NGK customers who are Speedway fans will be backing them.”


Notes to Editors


Worldwide: NGK SPARK PLUG is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment customers across the globe. For the Aftermarket, its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand. Under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics the company offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. With around 16,000 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.5 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales (including its EU, UK, France and Eurasia subsidiaries) represent 26.1% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and four Technical Centres.


Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK SPARK PLUG’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region the company has ten group companies and more than 1,000 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a Technical Centre in Germany.


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