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NGK sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team start championship defence with win


NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia reignited their FIA World Rally Championship defence with victory at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

M-Sport: celebrating a historic victory in the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Piloting their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC to the top step of the podium, the reigning World champions secured a fifth victory on Welsh soil which makes them the event’s most successful pairing in history.

The result sees them climb back into second place in the driver and co-driver standings – now just seven points shy of the lead with two events and 60 points still to play for.

Sébastien Ogier said: “It’s been a great weekend for us and one with a lot of different emotions. I’m very proud to have won this rally for the fifth time, especially because we know how challenging and tough it is to stay on the road and not make mistakes in these conditions.

It’s a great step in the right direction for the championship and puts us right back in the fight. The last two rallies will be exciting and the intensity is going to be higher than ever. I’m looking forward to Spain now, where we can perform well I think, followed by Australia where it will probably all be decided. I’m sure the fans will love a close fight and I’m excited for the end of the season.”

 

M-Sport: celebrating a historic victory in the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a partner of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team whose Fiestas are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It was a fantastic achievement by Sébastien and Julien to win in Wales. I’m sure everyone at M-Sport will be trying their hardest to help them retain their title over the final two events of what has been an exciting WRC season.”