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Bewley battles to victory in Sweden

British Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has raced to a dramatic victory at the Holmgrens Bil FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla.

The Cumbrian snatched his third Speedway GP win in less than a year after passing Martin Vaculik at the end of lap three of the final, finishing ahead of the second-placed Slovak star and Poland’s Patryk Dudek third. 

NGK-stablemate Freddie Lindgren was at the top of the heat score chart but was disqualified from the final after colliding with race leader Vaculik, bringing the race to stop, but fortunately walked away without suffering serious injury.

Bewley took full advantage in the re-run and his victory comes just days after he suffered a heavy fall of his own while racing for British club Belle Vue in a Sports Insure Premiership match at Wolverhampton on Monday. 

Bewley was delighted to add to his Cardiff and Wroclaw wins from August 2022. 

He said: “This week I did not expect this result at all. It has been such a tough week, but we kept working and here we are. We got stuck in. This actually feels a little bit different to the GPs I won last year. I didn’t make the start in the final. I had to work for it. It has been hard work all week and sometimes it’s a little different when you have to work harder.”

Bewley is now in sixth place in the championship on 69 points, while Lindgren is in second position on 82 points. Fellow NGK-backed Britons Robert Lambert is in eighth place in the championship on 63 points after making the semi-final stage in Sweden with three-time World champion Tai Woffinden in ninth position after scoring just five points in Malilla.

John Money, Field Sales Representative for Niterra, home of NGK spark plugs, comments: “It was a remarkable victory by Dan after his crash earlier in the week and a great achievement to win his third SGP. Freddie too was in fine form and thankfully was not seriously injured after suffering such a heavy crash.”

The Speedway GP series now takes a pause for the much-anticipated return of the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup in Polish city Wroclaw from July 25-29, featuring the NGK-sponsored Great Britain team.

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About Niterra: 

Worldwide: Niterra (formerly NGK SPARK PLUG) is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers. With its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan, the company has sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and vehicle electronics technology, supplying Original Equipment customers across the globe. At the same time, the company is transforming its organisation and business portfolio in more sustainability-driven directions. Four business fields have been identified for this purpose: Mobility, Medical, Environment & Energy and Communications. With around 16,100 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.8 billion Euros worldwide. Niterra’s EMEA sales represent 27% of this global turnover.


Aftermarket EMEA: Niterra has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts and into the automotive sector in the 1970s. The company is renowned for its outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development. The product portfolio of its NGK Ignition Parts brand comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils, leads & caps. Its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. From its regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany, Niterra serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region, the company has six regional companies and around 840 employees.  


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