NGK rider takes 2nd place in FIM Speedway World Championship

GP attracted a crowd of more than 26,000 fans

NGK rider takes 2nd place in FIM Speedway World Championship
Greg Hancock: celebrates his victory in Australia. Image credit: Jarek Pabijan.

Outgoing triple champion, Greg Hancock stormed to a seven-ride 21-point maximum to win the Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix and clinch the silver medal behind Britain’s Tai Woffinden.

The 45-year-old American said: “Winning is everything, but there are building blocks along the way.

“I’m learning all the time and I learned a heck of a lot from this.”

The GP at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne attracted a crowd of more than 26,000 fans with Hancock’s victory giving him a season total of 147 points, 16 points behind Woffinden and 16 in front of fellow three-time champion Nicki Pedersen who came third.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has sponsored Greg for a number of years; supplying its specialist Iridium racing plugs which he uses on his 500cc motorcycles.

The supplier of original-equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK sensors continues to set the pace 40 years after being incorporated as a UK subsidiary of Japan and recently introduced a new range of NTK exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS) and expanded its ignition coils range.

For more information on NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services, click ‘More Details’ below and visit its new blogzine.

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