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Australian Needs Miracle to Win World Speedway Grand Prix Series

Double World Grand Prix Speedway Champion Jason Crump was ready to win this third Grand Prix of the year in Italy. On the last lap of the final, ignition problems slowed down his motorcycle as Danes Hans Andersen and Bjarne Pedersen passed him just before the finish line.

Jason Crump is second overall in the 2008 Grand Prix World Championship Standings after ten rounds
Jason Crump is second overall in the 2008 Grand Prix World Championship Standings after ten rounds, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
“Jason was clearly the best rider of the night,” said Crump’s Media Relations Manager Roy Stone. “He scored at the top of his game in the heats. He was distraught after he was forced to coast home in third place and claim only two points toward the championship.”
Australian Jason Crump will compete in the 4-lap Super Prix, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
Australian Jason Crump will compete in the 4-lap Super Prix, photo by Mike Patrick Photography

The final round of the World Championship will take place at Gelsenkirschen in Germany on October 11, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
The final round of the World Championship will take place at Gelsenkirschen in Germany on October 11, photo by Mike Patrick Photography

If Crump won the Italian race, he would have been able to claim six points after ten rounds in the 2008 World Championship Series. “Just when you think everything is right and the checkered flag is in sight the mechanical gremlins strike,” said Crump. “I raced my heart out. This is a huge disappointment. I am mentally programmed to accept it, put it behind me and move on.”

The Australian’s next stop will take place at Gelsenkirschen in Germany. “It will take a miracle for me to win the World Championship, but I’m not conceding,” said Crump. “Miracles do happen.”

Crump will also race in the richest minute in motorsports, the 4-lap Super-Prix. “K&N Filters are always on my motorcycles,” he said. “K&N makes the best filter on the market and I can depend on the extra filtration and additional horsepower at every race. K&N could help me reach my goal of winning the $200,000.00 Super Prix purse in U.S. dollars.”

Crump is currently in second place in the 2008 World Championship Standings.

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