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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

M-Sport victory for NGK

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team&rsquo,s Sé,bastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have secured the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC&rsquo,s second victory of the year at the Rally Mexico.


The victory, which comes 14 years after Ford&rsquo,s last Mexican triumph, reinstates Ogier and Ingrassia at the head of the FIA World Rally Championship standings for Drivers and Co-Drivers, and propels the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team from fourth to second in the manufacturers&rsquo, standings.


Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a partner of the team whose EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors.


Sé,bastien Ogier said: &ldquo,I&rsquo,m super happy today and this win is a fantastic way for me and Julien to celebrate our 10th-year anniversary in the FIA World Rally Championship. It started in 2008 with a win in the Junior category and so many great things have happened here since then &ndash, this win, I think, being one of the best.


&ldquo,This weekend we really gave it everything. Julien was perfect, and the team were so strong as well. The victory is great of course, but it&rsquo,s the performance that was really good. We&rsquo,ve made such a big improvement from last year and that is a big positive for the rest of the season.&rdquo,


Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: &ldquo,The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has really come back strong in Mexico and it is great to see Sé,bastien and Julien back at the top of the leaders&rsquo, board.&rdquo,