Defending Grand Prix Champion Makes it to World Speedway Final after Slovenia

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Jason Crump seized the moment in the semi-final Grand Prix at Slovenia to secure his place in the all-important World Speedway final.
Jason Crump fourth at Slovenia, photo by Mike PatrickJason Crump fourth at Slovenia, photo by Mike Patrick
The hard-charging Australian rode wide on the first corner hoping the dirt would add to his speed. But the dirt was graded away on the track minutes earlier leaving Crump trailing the field to finish in fourth place.
Crump is third in World Championship Standings, photo by Mike Patrick Crump is third in World Championship Standings, photo by Mike Patrick

“I felt really good and I was riding the best that I have all year,” said the newly deposed World Champion. “I could have taken a different line and followed Nicki Pedersen for second but I didn’t race for second place. I tried a line that was working well two races earlier but the track changed for the final. You win some, you lose some. This time I lost.”

The double World Speedway Grand Prix Champion said his job now is to finish the year with the bronze medal in the championship. “If I win at Germany that will secure third place,” said Crump. “It will also secure me $100,000.00 in U.S. money as a grand prize and make my wife Melody, and the bank manager very happy.”

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The final round of the 2007 World Speedway Championship takes place at Gelsenkirshen in Germany on Saturday October 13.

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