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Charlie makes the podium in France

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin started her maiden Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe campaign strongly with a class podium and points haul at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

Behind the wheel of their Lamborghini Super Trofeo Evo 2 run by Brutal Fish Racing, Charlie and teammate Jason Keats, started the first race of the weekend in P3, however she unfortunately made contact with another competitor and after being forced into a spin dropped to fourth before handing driving duties over to Jason who took the car to sixth place.

A well-executed opening stint from Jason in the final race would see the pair sitting in sixth when the time came for the required driver change and pit stop with Charlie getting back behind the wheel and reaching third place by the start of the final lap when she executed a brilliant overtake to claim second place and a well deserved podium for the team.

Charlie said: “To come away from this opening weekend of the season with a second place finish in class and some points on the board is fantastic! The car felt great all weekend, so a massive thank you to the team at Brutal Fish for giving us the platform to go and battle it out for the podium places.

Next up for the pair is round two of the championship at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager of NGK brand owner Niterra UK Ltd, said: “It was a tremendous start to the season for Charlie and Jason who secured what is hopefully the first of many podiums over the course of the season.”

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Notes to Editors

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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