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Panthers maul Wolves to reach Speedway final

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves crashed out of Speedway’s Premiership play-offs at the semi-final stage with a disappointing display at Peterborough.

The Parrys International Wolves were beaten 52-38 at the East of England Arena – their heaviest defeat of the season – which resulted in a 98-82 aggregate scoreline.

Wolves started brightly by winning the opening three races, however the Panthers reined Wolves in to reach the final where they will face Belle Vue.

Wolves Team Manager Peter Adams said: “As you saw from the first four or five races we were well up for this, but once Peterborough discovered their gating gloves it was game over.

“For four or five races on the bounce they were electric from the starts and we just had no answer to that. They were superior from the starts and on a track like this, where passing was at a premium, it’s very difficult to cope with that.

“It’s very disappointing but we’ve lost to a very good team who are going to take some beating in the final.”

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a major sponsor of Wolves with the company’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.

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

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Image: courtesy of Jeff Davies

Wolves: knocked-out in play-off semi-final

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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