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Charlie holds fourth place heading for Silverstone

NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin is in fourth place in the Praga category of the Britcar Endurance Championship following round three of the series at Oulton Park.

The #91 Powerhouse Performance by Praga driver qualified in fifth position on the grid for the first race of the day and after a solid drive with teammate Jack Fabby achieved a fourth-place finish.

From fifth on the grid in race two, the team quickly rose to fourth on the first lap and battled for third place soon before a safety car period which resulted in the team finishing in fourth place once more.

She said: “Overall, Saturday was a positive day - two P4 results means a good points haul in the championship. We would’ve loved to finish on the podium and we certainly came close but just didn’t quite have the pace to match the guys up ahead.

“I enjoyed a lot of the battles we had throughout the races though. We’ve got a few weeks until the two-hour race at Silverstone so we’ll be working hard until then to ensure we’re as prepared as we can be.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Charlie continues to perform consistently well and will no doubt be relishing the prospect of trying to make the podium at Silverstone on July 3.”

 

Notes to Editors

About NGK SPARK PLUG:

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 and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five 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 – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany.

For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com

 

 

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