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Nic Hamilton excels in front of brother Lewis

Seven-time World F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was at Donington Park to witness his brother Nic achieve his best-ever performance when he raced at the first British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) event of the 2023 season.

Nic - who is sponsored by Niterra UK Ltd - took sixth place in the second race at Donington Park at the weekend and sits in seventh position in the independent drivers’ category after the first three races.

Lewis said: “I haven't been to Donington in a long time. I was so excited to watch and support my brother there today as a normal spectator, felt really special. I'm so proud of you bro, sixth place today was such a special result and you truly deserve it. Keep pushing Nicolas Hamilton."

Dan Cammish produced a race winning double as the championship got off to a wet and wild start at Donington Park with Hamilton being roared home by spectators, family and his team in what proved to be one of the proudest moments of his incredible story and career. 

Nic is supported by Niterra UK Ltd’s NGK igntion brand and drives Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, Niterra UK Ltd, said: “It was a fantastic start to the season by Nic in front of his brother and his many fans which bodes well for the next event at Brands Hatch on May 6 and 7.”


Nic will be on the Niterra stand (E90) at the Automechanika UK show at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday, June 6.

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Notes to Editors

About Niterra: 

Worldwide: Niterra (formerly NGK SPARK PLUG) is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers. With its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan, the company has sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and vehicle electronics technology, supplying Original Equipment customers across the globe. At the same time, the company is transforming its organisation and business portfolio in more sustainability-driven directions. Four business fields have been identified for this purpose: Mobility, Medical, Environment & Energy and Communications. With around 16,100 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.8 billion Euros worldwide. Niterra’s EMEA sales represent 27% of this global turnover.


Aftermarket EMEA: Niterra has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts and into the automotive sector in the 1970s. The company is renowned for its outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development. The product portfolio of its NGK Ignition Parts brand comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils, leads & caps. Its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. From its regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany, Niterra serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region, the company has six regional companies and around 840 employees.  


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