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NGK-sponsored stars off to a flyer in World Speedway Championship

NGK-sponsored Speedway stars Tai Woffinden and Freddie Lindgren have both made impressive starts to the 2020 World Championship.

Three-time World champion Woffinden sits third in the Championship after the first two rounds at the Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland in Wroclaw while Lindgren is in fourth position.

Poland’s Maciej Janowski leads the standings going into rounds three and four in Gorzow, Poland on September 11 and 12 on 38 points. Woffinden is in third place on 32 points with Sweden’s Lindgren in fourth place on 30 points.

Fellow NGK-sponsored rider Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is in eighth position on 15 points while Slovenian Matej Zagar is thirteenth on 12 points.

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-time supporter of Speedway with the Grand Prix riders’ bikes all fitted with the company’s spark plugs.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “It has been a very positive start by Tai and Freddie. Together with Emil and Matej, I am sure they will be looking forward to doing even better on the track at the next two rounds of the Championship at Gorzow.”


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 16,000 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.5 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales (including its EU, UK, France and Eurasia subsidiaries) represent 26.1% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and four Technical Centres.


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 ten group 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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