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NGK-sponsored Wolves ready for new Speedway season

The NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team will take to the track for the first time in the 2021 season on Monday (May 24) when they take on the Belle Vue Aces at a meeting that will be televised on the Eurosport television channel.

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is once again sponsoring the team which will compete in the British Premier League, as well as Wolves riders Rory Schlein and Luke Becker.

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

John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It is great that the new season is about to get underway. Speedway fans were starved of racing last season due to the coronavirus pandemic and we are looking forward to taking customers to see Wolves in action over the course of the season.”

Unfortunately, the season at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green Stadium track got off to a disappointing start when this week’s Thank You NHS individual meeting had to be abandoned due to a sudden rain deluge which made the track unfit for racing.

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-time supporter of Speedway and has a star-studded group of riders competing in this year’s FIM Speedway Grand Prix series including three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden, 2020 World number three Freddie Lindgren, Britain’s Robert Lambert, the 2020 European Champion, and former European Champions Emil Sayfutdinov, of Russia, and Slovenian Matej Zagar.

The SGP riders’ bikes are all fitted with NGK spark plugs and the company will have an even bigger presence at tracks at this year’s Grand Prix series with its logo being displayed prominently at all rounds of the championship.


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 and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five 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 – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany.

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