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Coates in contention for Porsche title

Max Coates continued his fine form in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB championship at the weekend to stay in contention for the 2023 title.

A dramatic final race at Donington Park saw NGK-sponsored Coates battle with his Graves Motorsport team mate Ethan Hammerton who remained ahead to take his first overall podium in the series.

Coates said: “I finished fourth, third in the Pro Class, which moves me up to second in the championship standings.

“With two events to go it’s all to play for and a focus on each race is the plan to the end. Overall another fantastic weekend, thanks to everyone involved.”

Becca Knight, Marketing Manager of Niterra UK Ltd, owner of the NGK brand, said: “It should be a very exciting end of the season for Max as he fights for the championship and I’m sure his fans, many of whose vehicles are fitted with NGK parts, will be cheering him on over the closing rounds.”

The series continues at Silverstone on September 23 & 24 before the final round at Brands Hatch on October 7 & 8.

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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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