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NGK stars in the mix for World Speedway title

NGK-sponsored stars Freddie Lindgren and Emil Sayfutdinov have consolidated their places near the top of the race for the 2021 World Speedway Championship.

They lie in third and fourth places respectively in the standings after strong performances at the first-ever Togliatti FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Russia which was won by home hero Artem Laguta.

Fellow Russian Sayfutdinov defeated Laguta in the first semi-final of the SGP, in which Lindgren finished third, but came fourth in the final, taking home 14 points with Lindgren scoring twelve.

John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Emil and Freddie are in a rich vein of form and sit behind Laguta and current leader Bartosz Zmarzlik in the championship. I’m sure they will be fighting hard to clinch a place on the podium over the final three Grand Prix of the season.”

Ignition specialist NGK also sponsors SGP riders triple World champion Tai Woffinden, who is in the sixth position in the championship, Robert Lambert and Matej Zagar, with all the riders’ bikes being fitted with NGK spark plugs. The NGK logo is also featured on the riders’ boards and heat boards at each Grand Prix.

The next SGP will be held in Denmark on Saturday, September 11.


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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