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Rouse roars to first BSB top ten finish

Motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse – who is sponsored by NGK – is celebrating his first top ten finish in the 2022 Bennett’s British Superbike Championship at the latest round at Donington Park.

Rouse and the Crowe Performance BMW team made their BSB debuts this year but suffered bad luck in the opening round with an engine problem and a crash beyond his control, which he still hadn’t totally recovered from when the series moved to Oulton Park earlier this month.

However, he found a good pace at Donington Park finishing fourteenth in the opening race to pick up his first points of the year and then finished twelfth in the second race before storming to tenth in the final race of the weekend.

Commenting on the website, Rouse said: “It’s been a really good weekend. It was my first time getting through to Q2 which was a good milestone and to get our first points in race one and then to better it in race two and then get our first top 10 in race three ticked off a lot of things.

“It was great to be in the mix with some fantastic riders and getting to learn from them and it really felt like we got the season underway. After an engine blow in the first race of the season and then getting knocked off and out in the second and therefore missing the third race and still not being fully right at Oulton, it feels like this has been our first round.

“I have to say a huge thanks to my full team. We run on a very small budget in comparison to a lot of the other teams, so when we have a weekend like this, it really does make it all worthwhile.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd which has been a long-term supporter of Chrissy, said: “It was a tremendous achievement by Chrissy in the leading UK motorcycle racing series. He outperformed some of the biggest names in the sport which bodes well for the rest of the season.”

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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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