Defending World Speedway Champ 4th at Italian Grand Prix

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Defending World Speedway Champion Jason Crump qualified through the A final at the Italian Grand Prix at Lonigo, Italy. The 31-year-old Australian was unable to capitalize on the opportunity at the Italian Grand Prix and followed the field home to finish in fourth place.

Jason Crump in Italy, photo by Mike Patrick Jason Crump in Italy, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump Double World Speedway Champion, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump Double World Speedway Champion, photo by Mike Patrick
At Crump’s 45th grand final appearance the Queenslander looked slower than usual from the starting gate and paid the price in points.
Jason Crump, photo by Mike PatrickJason Crump, photo by Mike Patrick

“It wasn’t my night,” said a disappointed Crump. “I had a couple of good rides but I am not happy in my overall performance even though I made it through the A final. We encountered a couple of technical issues, but I’m not here to make excuses. Nicki Pedersen was the best man on the night and won convincingly. We do have a long way to go and this is just the start. It’s all about consistency, so provided I continue to make the A final at each round, I still have a chance.”

The two-time World Speedway Champion uses K&N Engineering products. “K&N Filters has been a long time supporter of mine,” said Crump. “Speedway is dirt track racing so having the right filtration is paramount. The air filter is the most important part of the engine for performance and reliability. It must stop foreign objects from getting in and provide constant airflow for maximum engine performance. K&N delivers every time.”

Round two of the 2007 Speedway Grand Prix World Championship moves to the Wroclaw Stadium at Poland on May 12th.

“I won the Under 21 World Championship when I was 19-years-old in 1995 using K&N Filters and I won the World Speedway Championship in 2004 and 2006 using K&N products,” said Crump. “It is my plan to use K&N exclusively until the end of my career.”

Follow Jason Crump's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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