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NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin to race in the USA

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin will contest the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship with Dream Racing, competing alongside co-driver and teammate, Jason Keats.

Beginning at the world-famous Laguna Seca circuit on the weekend of April 29 to May 1, MB Partners has  announced that Charlie will race alongside Jason Keats, CEO of OSOM Privacy, at the wheel of the Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2.

Following a successful campaign in the Britcar Endurance Championship in 2021, Charlie joins the IMSA package to race at some of the most exciting circuits in the United States.

Alongside Laguna Seca, Charlie will also race at the Ozarks International Raceway in Missouri on May 20-22, Watkins Glen on June 24-26, Road America on August 5-7 and Virginia on August 26-28. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals will then be held at Portimao circuit in Portugal on November 2-4.

Charlie said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series with Dream Racing. It’s a competitive and thrilling championship and it will be a great challenge and one that I’m very much looking forward to.

“I’ve got to know Jason very well over the past couple of years, so it’ll be great to work with him on this programme. We’ve enjoyed some positive pre-season testing so I can’t wait to get started!”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors, is a long-term supporter of transgender driver Charlie who last month announced she had joined the ROKiT MB Motorsport team as its Official Development Driver for the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for Charlie to race in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship in the USA. With her renowned determination and will to win I’m sure she will thrill the American motorsport racing fans.”

Charlie added: “It is fantastic news. I am so excited about this year and racing on such famous racetracks in America. NGK is my longest major sponsor and I’m looking forward to working with the company throughout 2022, my eighth season with them. I’m sure 2022 is going to be an amazing season.”

Mark Blundell, CEO of MB Partners, concluded: “It’s great to see Charlie’s 2022 campaign taking shape. She enjoyed an excellent year in 2021 so it’s brilliant to see her taking a well-deserved next step and joining such a championship as competitive as Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. Charlie is a tenacious racer and I have no doubts at all that she will enjoy plenty of success alongside Jason this season."

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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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