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The ignition specialist has signed-up triple and current World champion Tai Woffinden, four-time champ Greg Hancock and former winner Jason Doyle, meaning the past six years’ World champions are all now backed by NGK.
The all-star trio are joined this year by fellow stars Emil Sayfutdinov and Matej Zagar, who have finished third and fifth respectively in the GP series.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “We are backing a fantastic line-up of stars for the 2019 GP season whose race bikes will all be fitted with our spark plugs which have been the choice of the sport’s top riders for many years.
“It is definitely our strongest line-up ever and is tribute to the hard work of John Money, who looks after Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK. Tai, Greg and Jason have held the world title between them every season since 2013.
“Speedway is a real family sport, attracting fans of all ages. I’m sure all of our customers who are fans of the sport will be relishing the prospect of seeing how our superstar line-up of riders perform during the 2019 Grand Prix series.”
Britain’s Tai Woffinden, who last year became the nation’s first-ever triple champion, and Australian Jason Doyle join the NGK stable to team up with American legend Hancock, Russian Sayfutdinov and Slovenian Zagar who were sponsored by NGK in 2018.
The 10-round 2019 Grand Prix season starts in Warsaw, Poland on May 18 and culminates in October, with the British GP taking place in Cardiff on September 21.
About NGK SPARK PLUG: 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 and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, plus ignition coils, to the independent UK automotive aftermarket.
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NGK – a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors – is a long-standing supporter of Speedway and sponsors a number of top riders as well as the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team.