There was success for the NGK-sponsored Mission Racing team at the latest round of the 2017 British Superbike Championship (BSB).
The team – pictured wearing ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s ‘We’ve got your back’ T-shirts – enjoyed a successful weekend racing at Knockhill in Scotland with impressive displays by riders Chrissy Rouse and Jordan Gilbert.
Chrissy qualified second for race one in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship on Saturday, but unfortunately came off when he was in second place challenging for the lead. Fortunately, Sunday’s race two grid positions were determined by lap times so he started in third position.
Again, he quickly got into second place and was once more challenging for the lead, however despite his efforts he had to settle for second position for his second podium of the season.
Jordan in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 went one better, qualifying in third position and in his only race on Sunday he quickly took the lead where he remained to win his first-ever stock 600 race by more than eight seconds.
Paul Wheatley, Sales Representative for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, who played host to a group of NGK customers at the event, said: “It was a fantastic performance by the Mission Racing riders and I’ve had great feedback from my customers who had the hospitality experience. They enjoyed the racing and the involvement with the team who looked great in their NGK ‘We’ve got your back’ T-shirts.”
NGK is the leading supplier of original-equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors and has a long-standing connection with motorsport having helped numerous competitors and teams to victory in World two and four-wheel championships.
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