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Lambert achieves second SGP podium

England’s Robert Lambert – who is sponsored by NGK – is celebrating after recording back-to-back podium places in the 2022 FIM Speedway World Championship.

The 24-year-old finished in second place behind championship leader Bartosz Zmarzlik at the Danish Grand Prix to follow up his third place in the previous round in Poland.

Lambert was disappointed to run out of room in the final as he achieved his best-ever Speedway GP result, only to fall agonisingly short of his maiden victory.

He said: “I was going for the win and we both went for the same bit of track. It’s close racing and with a couple more centimetres, I would have been there. But I am happy with a second place and that’s another step forwards after finishing third in Wroclaw.”

The meeting was held as the United Kingdom mourned the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with everyone at Vojens observing a period of silence ahead of racing and no champagne celebrations as a mark of respect for the monarch’s 70 years of service.

Three-time World Champion Tai Woffinden was the next best placed NGK sponsored rider in Vojens, making the semi-final stage, but it was a disappointing night for double SGP winner Dan Bewley and Freddie Lindgren who finished in tenth and thirteenth place respectively.

John Money, of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: ”Robert has been in fine form recently and after finishing third and now second let’s hope he can win the forthcoming SGP round in Malilla, Sweden next weekend.”

Zmarzlik leads the championship on 128 points with Lambert in fifth place on 86 points, just five points behind third-placed Bewley. Woffinden is on 74 points in seventh position with Lindgren level on points but one place further back.

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

1 – NGK-sponsored Robert Lambert (left) on the podium with winner Bartosz Zmarzlik and third-placed Leon Madsen

2 – Robert Lambert heads Zmarzlik in Denmark


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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