He made it back-to-back British titles as he won the final ahead of Steve Worrall and Ben Barker, both of whom are also supported by NGK, with Richard Lawson disqualified after crashing on the third lap of the race.
Bewley was delighted to become a double British champion on his Sports Insure Premiership Belle Vue home track, but admits he was unsure whether or not the trophy was his after seeing the red stop lights when Lawson crashed.
He said: “I didn’t know whether to expect a re-run or not. I was heading back into the pits to get ready for it. I had to do some work in the first corner, and I felt a bit loose. But I stayed on and what a result. I knew whoever got to that berm of dirt first would be away. I just wanted to get there as soon as I could and put some yards on the other boys.”
Bewley will now be looking to win the British Grand Prix title for the second year in a row at Principality Stadium, Cardiff on September 2, when he will be joined by fellow NGK-sponsored GP stars Tai Woffinden, Robert Lambert and Freddie Lindgren.
In addition, the wild card for Britain’s biggest indoor motorsport event passes to Worrall, who races for NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton in the Sports Insure Premiership.
He said: “It’s a dream come true. I’m not the British champion, but I’ve got second place and trip to Cardiff, so I can’t complain.”
Becca Knight, Marketing Manager of Niterra UK Ltd, home of the NGK brand, said: “It was a fantastic achievement by Dan to retain his British crown and I am sure his victory will put him in confident mood for Cardiff where he will be joined by Steve and the rest of our GP riders.”
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Images attached: courtesy Taylor Lanning
1 – Dan Bewley: double British champion
2 – Steve Worrall on his way to Cardiff
Notes to Editors
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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