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Lindgren pipped to Speedway World title

NGK-sponsored Freddie Lindgren, who has narrowly failed in his bid to become the 2023 FIM World Speedway champion, securing the Speedway GP World Championship silver medal, was delighted to finish in the series’ top two for the first time, having won two bronze medals in 2018 and 2020.

The Swedish star finished second at the DeWalt FIM Speedway GP of Poland behind Polish star Bartosz Zmarzlik who became the sport’s seventh four-time FIM Speedway world champion.

Zmarzlik won his fourth Speedway GP crown in five years when he finished first in the final in Torun ahead of Lindgren, who was second, with Denmark's Leon Madsen third and Poland's Patryk Dudek fourth.

Speaking on the official Speedway GP website, Lindgren said: “I am very, very proud of my season. I have been very consistent this season. I have made most of the finals and this is my best finish so far in my career. I am very proud of that.

“I still have a lot of motivation. I really feel I can get better and develop myself. I have a lot of motivation to do it. I am going to work really hard in the winter and hopefully come out of next year better than this year. That’s my aim and we will see if it happens.”

Fellow NGK-sponsored riders Robert Lambert finished in sixth place in the championship to secure his place in next year’s title race, while Dan Bewley was seventh and Tai Woffinden eleventh.

Becca Knight, Marketing Manager of Niterra UK Ltd, home of the NGK brand, said: “Freddie fought all the way but unfortunately came up just short, He pushed Bartosz Zmarzlik all the way and I’m sure he is determined to go one step better next year.”

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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.  


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