Charlie Martin – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – and the Powerhouse Performance by Praga team return to the track after a five-week absence this weekend as the Britcar Endurance Championship visits Oulton Park for round three of the 2021 season.
Scoring three podiums from four races, with a victory and two further second places so far from visits to Silvertsone and Snetterton, Charlie and teammate Jack Fabby have reinforced their status as frontrunners in the Praga category.
Occupying fourth place in the championship with 84 points, the #91 Praga R1 crew look to resume their podium-scoring performance after being forced into retirement during the last race at Snetterton.
Charlie said: “It’s been a long few weeks so I’m really excited to be back behind the wheel this weekend. As a team I think we’re all determined to get back to the podium after how our weekend ended in Snetterton and I’m quite confident that we can make that happen.
“I’m sure it’s going to be a really exciting weekend and, as it’s Pride month, I’ll be as proud as I always am to represent the LGBTQ+ community on the track!”
Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “I’m sure Charlie’s looking to bounce back from the disappointment of having to retire last time out following such a fantastic start to the championship season. It’ll be great to see her back in action at such a challenging circuit as Oulton Park.”
The weekend will begin on Saturday (June 12) morning with free practice at 8.45am followed by qualifying at 10.45am.The first one-hour race of the day is scheduled for 1.30pm-2.30pm before the second and final race concludes the day at 4.40pm. Viewers will be able to catch all of the action live through the BARC YouTube channel.
For more information about NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services, please visit www.ngkntk.com/uk You can follow Charlie at www.gocharlie.co.uk; www.youtube.com/gocharlie; www.facebook.com/charliemartinofficial