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NGK announces all-star 2022 World Speedway Championship line-up

Long-term Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring an all-star group of riders in the 2022 World Speedway Championship.

The ignition and sensor specialist is to continue to support  three-time World Champion Tai Woffinden, 2021 third-placed star Emil Sayfutdinov, two-time World bronze medal winner Freddie Lindgren and former European Champion Robert Lambert in this year’s Speedway Grand Prix series which roars into action in Croatia on April 30.

John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We have assembled an incredibly talented group of riders to compete in this season’s championship. Last year Emil came third, while Freddie and Tai also made the top six. Robert too performed impressively in his debut SGP season, finishing tenth, so we are confident that they will all have memorable campaigns this year.”

All the riders will sport NGK’s famous logo when racing their 500cc bikes which will be fitted with NGK spark plugs.

Last year Woffinden, who is Britain’s only three-time World Champion, and Lambert joined forces to help Britain win the NGK-sponsored 2021 FIM Speedway of Nations, the country’s first World title for 32 years.

NGK is also continuing to sponsor the Parrys International Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team as it bids to win the British Premier League in 2022 as well as Wolves riders Luke Becker, Leon Flint, Drew Kemp and Joe Thompson.

The team sponsorship deal will see NGK’s logo featured on all the team riders’ race suits, around the track, on Eurosport interview boards, and in each home meeting programme. In addition, all the riders will receive NGK paddock mats and chairs.


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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Annika Lustig, Specialist PR & Communications, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH
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