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Flint flies to second British title

NGK-sponsored Speedway riders have continued their fine form with Leon Flint being crowned the new British Under-21 Champion.

The Wolverhampton rider triumphed in Birmingham over fellow NGK stablemates Dan Thompson, of Leicester, who was runner-up, and Belle Vue’s Tom Brennan who took fourth place.

Flint went unbeaten around his old Perry Barr home track to add another individual honour to his CV, just over a month after winning the British Under-19s championship.

He said: “It feels really good. I’ve had a rough time of late with a lot of travelling and a lot of bike prep but it feels good to have that smile back on my face and it’s another reminder why I keep doing what I love - and that’s racing my bike.”

Fellow NGK-sponsored British Speedway ace Dan Bewley recently achieved back-to-back World Championship Grand Prix victories after winning in Poland with NGK stablemate Robert Lambert also making the podium.

John Money, of sponsor NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: ”Once again our sponsored riders have shown their ability in major events. It was a fantastic performance by Leon to beat Dan to the title and it was also a particularly impressive performance by Tom who was suffering the effects of a heavy crash just two days before the final.”

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Images: attached  1 – Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness signed posters for fans at the show

1 – NGK-sponsored Leon Flint: picked up second British title

2 – Leon Flint and Dan Thompson on the podium

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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