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Australian Jason Crump Victorious in World Speedway Grand Prix at Latvia
Jason Crump claimed his 18th overall Grand Prix victory at a packed Daugavpils stadium in Latvia in the eighth round of the 2008 World Speedway Grand Prix Series.
Double World Speedway Champion Jason claimed his 18th overall Grand Prix Victory in Latvia, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
The Australian scored eleven points during the heat races and tied with Nicki Pedersen of Denmark, Tomasz Gollob of Poland and the USA’s Greg Hancock. The four riders all qualified to meet head-to-head in the final.
The Australian Ace sliced between his rivals at Daugavpils stadium and went all the way to the win, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
Pedersen had Crump beaten until they clashed in the second semi-final. “Jason made a move of true brilliance in the first half-lap of the final,” said Crump’s media relations manager Roy Stone. “Initially Nicki appeared to be in control when he forced Tomasz aside during the race. Jason then cut-back off turn two and sliced between his rivals up the back straight.” Crump then led all the way to the checkered flag.
Crump, a double World Grand Prix champion only bumped up by one point of his overall series lead. “This was a great win for me,” said Crump. “With only three rounds remaining in the series I will have my work cut out for me. It’s all about consistency and at the moment there is only one rider that has been a little more consistent than me, but my memory is not short. I hope to turn the tables and snatch the World Championship in the final round.”
Crump has used K&N air filters for 13 years. “K&N makes the best air filter on the market,” he said. “K&N keeps the dirt out of my engines and I can depend on extra filtration under extreme track conditions.”
The next round of the World Championship will take place at Bydgoszcz in Poland on September 13.
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