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Injury forces Alderson out of racing

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star James Alderson will be unable to race for the foreseeable future after suffering a broken shoulder socket during a recent meeting.

He sustained the injury in the second heat of the BSB Pirelli Junior Superstock championship at a meeting at  Donington Park earlier this month after winning the opening heat.

He said: “Well, not the news we were hoping for. We have been to a shoulder specialist in Darlington and what we thought was a dislocated shoulder, and after further X-rays I have a badly fractured shoulder socket and will need to have surgery on it.

“Definitely not what we wanted as it means I’ll not be back out for a few months but once the surgery is complete, I’ll be training harder than ever to get all my strength back in my shoulder so I can be back out soon as possible.”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “It is such bad luck for James to suffer such a serious injury after a great start to the season. We all wish him a speedy recovery and I am sure he will come back fitter and better than ever.”


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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