Two time World Speedway Grand Prix champion Jason Crump moved closer to his third World Championship crown at Malilla in Sweden
Riders fought a difficult track because of wet weather and mud in the early stages of the 2009 FIM Nordicbet Scandinavian Grand Prix at Malilla in Sweden
Australian Jason Crump, Poland's Tomasz Gollob and Denmark's Hans Andersen on the podium at the Scandinavian Grand Prix at Malilla in Sweden
He made some lightning starts and passed Sayfudinov for second place in heat 12. The mud was flying on a wet night in Malilla and there were some tricky conditions in the early stages of the race.
“In my sport filtration is the most important thing for reliability,” said Crump. “Reliability wins me races and World Championships and that is why I rely on K&N motorcycle air filters. I race on the dirt and keeping the dirt out of the engines is critical along with letting my engines breathe for maximum performance.”
Crump’s lead is now a commanding 35 points. The 34-year-old Australian continues to dominate this year’s World Championship after maintaining his perfect record of seven finals from seven Grand Prix events in 2009. “Winning World Championships is all about consistency and my focus has been on getting to each final,” said Crump. “At this stage, all is going to plan and I hope that I maintain that consistency.”
After seven rounds the 2009 World Championship top 5 Standings are:
Australian Jason Crump at 126 points
Poland’s Tomasz Gollob at 91 points
American Greg Hancock at 87 points
Russian Emil Sayfutdinov at 82 points
Sweden’s Andreas Jonsson at 71 points
“The championship is still far from over so I am not putting claim to anything at this point,” said Crump. “I just need to avoid injury, keep my bikes running and stay focused on the job ahead of me. I will be giving it my best right to the end.”
Crump’s next race will be on August 29 in the Nordis Grand Prix at Vojens in Denmark.
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