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Bewley takes British Speedway crown

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has lifted his first British Championship after winning the rescheduled final in Manchester with a six-ride maximum.

The Cumbrian rider bounced back from a disappointing Kaeser FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla, where he managed just two points, by winning his five heats.

He then won the grand final to top the podium ahead of runner-up Tom Brennan, also sponsored by NGK, third-placed Craig Cook and Danny King in fourth place.

Bewley’s British title triumph continues what has been an incredible season for the Maryport-born racer, who stormed to back-to-back Speedway GP wins in Cardiff and Wroclaw, Poland last month.

John Money, of sponsor NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: ”Dan has enjoyed a remarkable season and winning the British title is further evidence of him becoming one of the World’s top riders.”

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 NGK-sponsored Dan Bewley: celebrating with fans in Manchester


2 – Mr Sparky and NGK staff welcomed visitors to the stand

3 – Motorcycle enthusiasts checked out the motorcycles on the NGK stand

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 16,400 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.7 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales represent 32% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 60 group companies, 35 production plants, five Technical Centres and three Venture Labs.


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 six regional 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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