NGK gave customers the drive of their lives when they took part in a special rally day hosted by the Cumbria-based M-Sport.
NGK is a partner of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team whose EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors.
And the group of 20 lucky NGK motor factor and garage customers were driven through a forest stage in a Ford Fiesta R5 rally car by star driver Matthew Wilson, the son of Team Principal Malcolm Wilson OBE.
The group were treated to the thrilling ride on the company’s testing ground in Greystoke Forest before having a tour of the team’s headquarters at Dovenby Hall, near Cockermouth,
The group, who came from all parts of England and Scotland, were hosted by NGK Sales Representatives Paul Wheatley, John Money, Paul Gair and Jon Catterson.
Paul Wheatley said: “The group was made up of motor factors and independent garages and they enjoyed a fantastic day at M-Sport. All the guests had the opportunity of being driven through Greystoke Forest by Matthew Wilson which they thought was amazing before having a tour of the M-Sport headquarters.
“It was a memorable day and I would like to thank M-Sport for ensuring it was one that our guests will always remember.”
M-Sport’s five-time World Champion Sébastien Ogier is currently in second place in this year’s WRC drivers’ championship with the team in third position in the manufacturers’ standings.
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About NGK SPARK PLUG: 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 and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, plus ignition coils, to the independent UK automotive aftermarket.
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