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Australian World Speedway Champion Jason Crump Prepares for Grand Prix

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Australian ace Jason Crump won his fourth Grand Prix of the year at Lonigo, Italy and extended his lead in the World Championship to 57 points.

Crump saved his best performance until last. He came from behind in a masterful display of riding ahead of England’s Scott Nicholls, Dane Hans Andersen and fellow Australian Leigh Adams as he charged his way to victory.
17 Year Old Racer Laura Poorter
Australian Ace Jason Crump

Crump rode despite pain from a severe ankle injury and received medical attention right up to the start of the event. “I have to go in for an X-Ray,” said Crump. “My foot isn’t so bad while I’m riding, walking hurts more.”

Closest rivals Greg Hancock (USA) and Nicki Pedersen (Denmark) were both eliminated at the semi-final stage, picking up nine points a piece for their efforts. “The first two places go through to the final,” said Crump. “Both Greg and Nicki failed to progress from the semi-finals because they didn’t finish in the first two positions.”

Crump runs GM engines in modified JAWA frames. “I run 15 bikes in total and they are all set up the same,” he said. “The clutch is NEB Engineering, the wheels are by Talon and the forks by BITUBO Suspension. The engine is Italian made ‘GM’ 500cc single cylinder, single over-head cam, about 68BHP @ 11500RPM.”

Crump uses K&N Engineering products. “To me, K&N Filters are the best in the world,” he said. “I have used K&N products (RU-3710) (22-8013) exclusively and have never had a problem. I love the products. K&N is the best for dirt track racing.”

Crump began is racing career in junior speedway when he was 10-years-old. “I won the under 21 World Championship when I was 19-years-old in 1995 and the World Speedway Championship in 2004,” said Crump. “I hope to win the World Championship again this year and hopefully a few more after that. I highly recommend K&N Products. I race in over 100 meets a year and I need the very best protection for my engines. K&N delivers that protection better than any product in the world.”

Holland native Laura Poorter testing a car at the speedway
K&N Engineering's RU-3710
With six of the ten rounds completed, the 16-time Grand Prix winner is preparing for the next round. “I’m really happy with the results considering my foot injury. I’ll be spending my time getting well for the next Grand Prix,” said Crump. “I just want things in the second half of the series to go as well as the first half, and they have so far.”

Round seven of the 2006 FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship will take place at Malilla, Sweden on August 12th.

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