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Charlie makes the podium in Praga championship

NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin has claimed third place in the Praga championship standings of the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship after securing two fourth place finishes at the title-decider at Donington Park.

She made an excellent return to the cockpit in October following surgery for a broken collarbone and with Powerhouse Performance by Praga teammate Jack Fabby claimed fourth place in both races as the championship drew to a close under twilight conditions

Charlie said: “It’s been a great season in the Britcar Endurance Championship, capped off with third place in the Praga championship. It certainly wasn’t an easy one after I broke my collarbone. After surgery, there was nothing I wanted more than to be back in the car and after being told I wouldn’t be able to drive until December, I did everything I could to get behind the wheel. Three weeks later, I was back in the Praga preparing myself for the title decider.

“It’s been a year full of highlights, from the class win at the very first round to a handful of podium finishes throughout the year. I’ve loved working with Jack throughout the year and I’ve learnt so much from all of the experiences we’ve shared together. I’d also like to thank all of the team who have worked tirelessly over the past six months.”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors, is a long-term supporter of Charlie.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Charlie has done brilliantly to make the podium after her injury. She continues to be not only a fine driver, but also a great Ambassador for NGK, and I’m sure she will achieve even greater things in 2022.”

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Images:  courtesy of Dominic Fraser

1 – NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin on the podium with teammate Jack Fabby

2 – Charlie Martin: successful return to the track after a broken collar bone

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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