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World Speedway Grand Prix Victory for Jason Crump in Copenhagen
Double World Speedway Grand Prix Champion Jason Crump took first place at the packed Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Veteran Greg Hancock took second and Tomasz Gollob took third. Swedish wild card Niels-Kristian Iversen was fourth.
Round 5 of the Speedway World Championship Grand Prix will be held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
Australian Jason Crump took first place at the World Speedway Grand Prix in Denmark and is in first place in points for the series
The Australian champion dropped two points in his first two rides and then was unbeaten in his remaining heats, his semi-final and the final. Crump’s Grand Prix tally is now at 20 wins and is equal to 6-time World Speedway Champion Tony Rickardsson.
Special Kevlar lined glove helped Jason Crump ride to first place at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen
Greg Hancock, USA, Jason Crump, Australia and Tomasz Gollob, Poland on the podium in Denmark
“I’m very proud to have equaled his record, but Tony still has a few more championships than me,” said Crump. “Overall, it was a good meeting in Copenhagen and the organizers gave us a great track.”
Crump was battling injuries he sustained at the last Grand Prix in Sweden. He heroically laid down his bike in the final to avoid serious injury to fallen Russian rider Emil Sayfutdinov. “All the fans in the packed stadium rose to their feet and applauded Jason’s brave act,” said Roy Stone, Crump’s Media Relations Manager. “Jason seriously injured his right hand and had several broken bones as well as serious ligament damage to two of his fingers.”
Fortunately, Crump beat the race against time and his hand was fit enough for the Danish round. “We had a special Kevlar lined glove made to accommodate the swelling and the bent fingers,” said Crump. “Once the adrenalin started, there was no immediate pain and I went to Denmark to win and bag as many points as I could.”
Crump now leads the championship by 14-points after four rounds. “It’s all about consistency and focusing on one Grand Prix at a time,” he said. “We’re not even at the half-way mark and there is still a long way to go. I just need to get to every final and keep adding on the points and the championship will sort itself out. Right now I’m happy with my first place position.”
“K&N makes the best
on the market,” said Crump. “I depend on the additional horsepower and extra filtration at every race. K&N has been on my motorcycles since the beginning of my career and helped me reach the podium every time.”
The fifth round of the 2009 Speedway World Championship Grand Prix will be held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday June 27.
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