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NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Chrissy Rouse wins UK crown

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Chrissy Rouse is the new 2020 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion following the last round of the season at Brands Hatch.

He clinched the title when he took third place, scoring 16 points to take him 26 points clear of runner-up Tom Neave, who failed to finish the race.

A jubilant Rouse posted on social media:2020 National Superstock 1000 Champions. Massive thank you to my team and all of my sponsors for making this possible.”

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been a long-time supporter of the teacher from Burnopfield near Newcastle, who races a BMW S1000RR for the Crowe Performance Racing team.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “It has been a fantastic achievement by Chrissy and his team to take such a prestigious title. He is undoubtedly one of the biggest young motorcycle talents and I’m sure this will be followed by more championship victories.

“NGK customers who are motorcycle racing fans are sure to follow his exploits over the coming seasons.”

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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 16,000 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.5 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales (including its EU, UK, France and Eurasia subsidiaries) represent 26.1% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and four Technical Centres.


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 ten group 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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