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Victory propels Charlie into second place in US championship

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin has claimed her first race win in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and now sits just three points behind the leader.

Charlie and her teammate Jason Keats were out on track for the fourth round of the championship at Road America and followed their race victory with a further podium finish.

The Briton secured a sixth place starting place in her qualifying session for the first race of the weekend, with teammate Keats grabbing a fifth place starting place for race two.

A sensational drive from Charlie and Jason saw them tackle extreme heat, safety cars and oil on the circuit to carve their way through the field from P6 to claim their first victory on the season. Charlie also recorded the fastest lap of the race in the LB Cup Class. 

In the second race of the weekend, Charlie and Jason replicated their form as they again progressed through the field to finish the race in second place.

Charlie said: “Winners at Road America! It feels really special to get our first win of the season and especially after such a tough race P6 to P1 in class with safety cars, oil everywhere, and over 90 degrees heat to deal with. Another strong result on Sunday saw us collect a P2 which makes it a really great points haul for us. Mega job from Jason all weekend and the whole team at Dream Racing roll on VIR in a few weeks' time!"

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors, is a long-term supporter of Charlie.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It was a brilliant weekend for Charlie and her team and fantastic to see her on the top of the podium. She’s now in a really strong position in the championship heading to the next race weekend at Virginia International Raceway on August 26-28.”

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 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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