Defending Grand Prix Champ Misses Final at Latvijas Spidveja Centrs Stadium in Daugavpils, Latvia

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Defending World Speedway Champion Jason Crump was eliminated by fellow Australian Leigh Adams and Polish Veteran Tomasz Gollob in the semi finals at Latvia in Poland. Finishing third in the semi meant that Crump’s night was over.

Jason Crump, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump, photo by Mike Patrick
He was disappointed as he watched from the sidelines as the top four battled it out in the final. Adams went on to win the final ahead of current leader Nicki Pedersen, Gollob and Brit Scott Nicholls.

“Congratulations to Leigh, he won convincingly,” said Crump. “It was another one of those nights for me unfortunately. Once I got through to the semi final I had the third choice of gate so I knew then that I was in for a tough ride. There was not one race won from gate three all nights and 19 of the 23 races were won from gates one and two, but no excuses, that is racing.”

Crump uses K&N Engineering products. “The pressure is on, but I will not be doing anybody any favors during the battle for third position,” said Crump. “I may have won the World Championship in the past, but that does not mean I will be taking it easy. I use K&N Filters and want to continue our association with K&N as long as I am racing.”

The top two in the Grand Prix title chase widened the gap for Crump. “The positive for me is I made up a fair bit of ground for the third position in the championship chase,” he said. “I aim to claim that third spot at the next round.”

The next round of the World Championship chase takes place at Bydgoszcz, Poland on September 8.

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