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Freddie makes the podium in homeland Speedway Grand Prix

Freddie Lindgren narrowly failed to win the Speedway Grand Prix in his Sweden homeland when he was once again the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders.

He finished in third place behind winner World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik and Artem Laguta in Malilla and is in third place in the 2021 FIM World Championship standings.

Lindgren was content with his night, but admits top two Zmarzlik and Laguta have too much speed for the competition currently.

He said: “I feel pretty good. I think I executed this meeting really well. I was feeling fast all night. It was just a shame I couldn’t make it happen in the final.

“Again, Zmarzlik and Artem Laguta were too strong. Congratulations to both of them. They are one step ahead of the rest of us at the moment.

“I finished in third place, but overall I am very happy. I wish I could have won. It didn’t happen this time, but I thought I rode really well in pretty tough conditions early on after the rain.”

NGK stablemate Russian Emil Sayfutdinov made the semi-final stage to put himself in fourth place in the 2021 championship race while there were SGP heat wins for NGK riders triple World champion Tai Woffinden, who is now in sixth position in the standings, and Britain’s Robert Lambert and Slovenian Matej Zagar.

John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Freddie has been performing really impressively recently and is pushing the leaders hard at each Grand Prix. Both he, and Emil, are still very much in contention in the title race.”


Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-time supporter of Speedway with its sponsored SGP riders’ bikes all fitted with its spark plugs. The NGK logo is also featured on the riders’ boards and heat boards at each Grand Prix.


The next SGP will be held in Togliatti, Russia on Saturday, August 28.


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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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