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Chrissy races to victory

Motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse – who is sponsored by NGK – celebrated his first win of the season along with a second place in the latest round of the Pirelli National Superstock Championship at Oulton Park.

He just missed out on victory in the first of the weekend’s two races at the Cheshire track but made up for it in the second to take his first win since being crowned champion almost a year ago.

Commenting on his website, the young North East teacher said: “What a brilliant weekend, I’m over the moon to get my first win of the year, especially after the last few rounds which haven’t been great for us.

“Finishing second in the first race was great but to then back it up with a win and nice haul of points is fantastic. Just to be up there, battling for the win shows how hard we’ve all been working.

“The whole team has thrown everything at it over the last few rounds to get the bike sorted out and we’ve definitely found something that’s worked. It was great to be able to reward the team with a win after all their hard work.

“It is late in the year and I know the title defence isn’t really going to be possible but I’m hoping we can continue this run and I’m hoping for a strong end to the season.”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “It has been a tough season for Chrissy but he was in tremendous form at the weekend to remind fans what a great champion he is.”

The penultimate round of the championship will be held at Donington Park this coming weekend.


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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