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Motorcycling ace Chrissy Rouse – who is sponsored by NGK – has claimed third and fourth place in round five of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

The North East star, who races for Morello Racing Kawasaki, is now in eighth position in the championship following his impressive performances in two races at Knockhill in Scotland.

Qualifying in fourth place for the first race on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Rouse made a superb start to the race and moved up to second on lap two and although he was soon shuffled back to third, he never came under serious threat for the final podium position crossing the finishing line just nine seconds behind race winner Richard Cooper.

The second race saw the young star start from third on the grid but with rain falling, he had to settle for fourth place, just over a second behind third placed rider Andy Reid.

He said: "I'm really pleased with how this weekend's gone and it's a nice feeling to be back on the podium. In the first race, I made a few little mistakes which saw me lose the tow to Richard (Cooper)and Taylor (Mackenzie) but I had a good gap to the rider in fourth, so it was a relatively uneventful race!

“Sunday's wet weather made for a very tricky race, but we made some good improvements to the wet settings which gave me a lot more grip. It was quite difficult conditions but I was pleased with fourth and with a good haul of points I've moved up a good few positions in the championship, so it's been a good weekend.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It was another impressive performance by Chrissy. He is currently in fine form which bodes well for next weekend’s meeting at Donington Park.”

NGK has long been associated with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racing arena where its spark plugs have helped the world’s leading teams and riders to countless victories and titles.



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.


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 – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany.

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