Three NGK-sponsored stars made the semi-final stage at the Prague FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic which was won by home favourite Martin Vaculik.
Britons Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert plus Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren scored solid points by reaching the semi-final stage but failed to make the final which saw Vaculik finish ahead of Danish racer Leon Madsen in second, Aussie star Jack Holder in third and Poland’s triple Speedway GP world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik in fourth.
Bewley finished in fifth place at the Grand Prix scoring 12 points, one point and one place ahead of Lindgren with Lambert in eighth position on nine points. However, it was a disappointing night for NGK stablemate and three-time World champion Tai Woffinden who scored just three points in finishing fourteenth.
John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK-brand owner Niterra UK Ltd, said: “Dan, Robert and Freddie all performed well on the night and just missed out on making the final, however it was disappointing for Tai after he won his first race.”
Lindgren sits in second place in the 2023 FIM World Championship with Lambert sixth, Bewley seventh and Woffinden ninth as the SGP series heads to Teterow in Germany next weekend.
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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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