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Rouse gets ready for Snetterton

Defending champion Chrissy Rouse – who is sponsored by NGK – heads to the next round of the Pirelli National Superstock Championship in positive mood after a strong performance at Cadwell Park.

He took fifth place for the STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki team after a dramatic two-part race at the Lincolnshire circuit, but feels confident about the remainder of the season after making two great starts and leading the field for a number of laps.

Qualifying eighth for the 15-lap race, Rouse powered past five riders to take the lead, however just as he was passed by local rider Tom Neave on lap three, the race was stopped due to rain and re-started over 10 laps.

From second on the grid, Rouse got another fast start and shot back into the lead, holding on to it until lap five. He managed to keep in second position until lap eight but didn’t have the pace to carry it to the finish and eventually crossed the line fifth.

He said: “I feel we made massive steps forward with the bike all weekend and that showed during the race. It was a great buzz going from eighth to first at the start of the first race it was really great to lead the race in both stints.

“In the end, we just didn’t have the pace to challenge for a podium but it’s clear how much progress we’ve made and I think we can take a lot away from this weekend and improve even more next time.”

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been a long-time supporter of Rouse, who is currently in seventh place in the championship.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “Chrissy was in fine form at Cadwell Park and I’m sure will be looking to do even better at the next round as he strives to rise up the leader board.”

The championship resumes at Snetterton on September 3-5.


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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