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Freddie and Tai star in Riga

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren and Britain’s three-time world champion Tai Woffinden were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the OlyBet FIM Speedway GP of Latvia.

Lindgren came second to Poland’s triple world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik with Woffinden finishing in fourth place after he was disqualified from the final for moving at the start.

Zmarzlik extended his Speedway GP World Championship lead to 22 points with Lindgren in second place on 100 points before the series heads to the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff – Britain’s biggest indoor motorsport event – which takes place at Principality Stadium on September 2.

Current world champion Zmarzlik’s victory puts him just one win short of Australian great Jason Crump’s all-time record of 23 but Lindgren is determined to fight him all the way.

He said: “I have to do the best that I can and that’s all that I can do. I always look forward to Cardiff. I spent a lot of time racing in the UK for Wolverhampton. I feel I have great support in Cardiff, and I am really looking forward to racing inside this big stadium.” 

Fellow NGK-sponsored rider Dan Bewley made the semi-final stage in Riga and is in sixth place in the championship on 78 points, seven ahead of NGK pit mate Robert Lambert who is in eight position on 71 points with Woffinden ninth on sixty points.

Becca Knight, Marketing Manager of Niterra UK Ltd, home of the NGK brand, said: “Freddie is in a really consistent vein of form and it was great to see Tai back to his best. I am sure all British Speedway fans will be backing them and Dan and Robert when they race in Cardiff next month.”

For more details about Niterra UK Ltd and its products and services, please visit www.ngkntk.com/uk

 

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.  

 

For more information please visit: www.ngkntk.com

 

For further information please contact:

UK & Ireland

Andy Hurst

Hurst Media Services

Tel: +44 (0)1354 657253; Mobile: 0773 694 7803

Email: andyh.stonecross@binternet.com

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