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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon.

The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and children to the famous Northamptonshire race circuit.

Mr Sparky was joined by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam and National Field Sales Manager Stuart Bayne for the event which saw runners take part in 5k, 10k and half-marathon events.

Stuart, who goes everywhere with Mr Sparky, said: “Mr Sparky really enjoyed his day at Silverstone. He is really looking forward to raising money for charity by taking part in next year’s London Marathon but knows he needs to do some hard fitness work in preparation for the event.

“He felt quite tired after taking part in the 5k run but loved meeting up with the other competitors, many of whom are NGK customers, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.”

Mr Sparky will be accompanying NGK when they attend Motorcycle Live at Birmingham’s NEC in December. The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and associated engine management sensors is due to exhibit at the show on December 4-12.

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1 – Mr Sparky takes to the podium with NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam and Stuart Bayne’s daughter Emily, who took part in the Run Silverstone event

2 – Mr Sparky: completed first run in preparation for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon

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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