Triple World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is among five NGK-sponsored riders looking forward to next weekend’s start to this year’s championship.

The Briton aims to go one better than last year when he was beaten to the 2020 World Speedway championship by Poland’s Bartosz Zmarzlik with fellow NGK stablemate Freddie Lindgren of Sweden taking third spot.

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a long-time supporter of Speedway and has a star-studded group of riders competing in this year’s FIM Speedway Grand Prix series with Tai and Freddie being joined by Britain’s Robert Lambert, the 2020 European Champion, and former European Champions Emil Sayfutdinov, of Russia, and Slovenian Matej Zagar.

The SGP riders’ bikes are all fitted with NGK spark plugs and the company will have a big presence at tracks at this year’s Grand Prix series with its logo being displayed prominently at all rounds of the championship including being featured on the riders’ boards and heat boards.

The SGP series gets underway with the 2021 Anlas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix Rounds 1 & 2 in Prague on July 16 & 17.

John Money, who handles Speedway sponsorship on behalf of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the start of the SGP series so I’m sure all our customers who are Speedway fans cannot wait for the action to begin when they will be able to follow our exciting line-up of riders.”

In addition to sponsoring the SGP riders, NGK also supports the Parrys International Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team as well as a number of individual riders including Wilbur Hancock, the sixteen-year-old son of retired four-time World Champion Greg Hancock with whom NGK enjoyed a long and very successful relationship.