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NGK riders fighting for Speedway honours

NGK-sponsored riders are still battling for a place on the rostrum in the 2022 FIM Speedway World Championship going into the final Grand Prix of the season. England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley are in fourth and fifth place respectively with Sweden’s just one place behind in sixth with three-time World Champion Britain’s Tai Woffinden back in eighth place.

Poland’s Bartosz Zmarzlik secured the world title for a third time after winning the Kaeser FIM Speedway GP of Sweden in Malilla, finishing ahead of Lindgren in second place, Poland’s Maciej Janowski in third and Woffinden in fourth spot.

Lindgren has endured a torrid battle with the ongoing effects of long COVID over the past two seasons which has left him racing on with breathing difficulties at times.

He said: “I’m over the moon. I have struggled a lot over the last couple of weeks in the GP series. I haven’t performed very well and my league form has been a bit down as well.

“I have been struggling with a lot of health issues off the track and it was very emotional for me tonight because I have been so down for some period of time now.

“To be able to come here in front of my home fans and sponsors and perform like I did today, getting back to myself and the way I know I can ride is a nice feeling.”

Robert Lambert continued his recent good form and made the semi-final stage in Sweden but it was a disappointing meeting for Dan Bewley who only finished fifteenth on the night.

John Money, of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “The stage is set for a fantastic last Grand Prix of the season in Torun, Poland with our star riders fighting for a well-deserved place on the podium. I’m sure NGK customers who are Speedway fans will be watching the meeting avidly on Eurosport on October 1.”

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services, please visit www.ngkntk.com/uk

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Images: courtesy of Jarek Pabijan  1 – Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness signed posters for fans at the show

1 – NGK-sponsored Freddie Lindgren (left) on the podium

2 – Freddie Lindgren celebrates second place in Sweden

 

Notes to Editors

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 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.

 

For more information please visit: www.ngkntk.com

 

For further information please contact:

Annika Lustig, Specialist PR & Communications, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH
Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118
Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152     E-mail: a_lustig@ngkntk.de

 

UK & Ireland - For further information contact:

Andy Hurst

Hurst Media Services

Tel: +44 (0)1354 657253; Mobile: 0773 694 7803

Email: andyh.stonecross@binternet.com

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