Australian World Grand Prix Racer Gets Bronze at Veltins Arena in Germany

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The final round of the 2007 Speedway World Championship Grand Prix was billed as the richest minute in motorsports. The $100,000 purse in United States dollars went to the winner at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirschen, Germany in celebration of the 100th Speedway Grand Prix.

Jason Crump is determined to take back the championship in 2008, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump is determined to take back championship in 2008, photo by Mike Patrick

Jason Crump uses K&N Engineering products, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump uses K&N Engineering Products, photo by Mike Patrick
The world’s top 16 riders battled it out to the bitter end for the prize. “The racing was fast and furious throughout the evening,” said Jason Crump. “I went to Germany on a mission to ride better than I have all year.”
Jason Crump wins bronze medal at Germany, photo by Mike Patrick
Jason Crump wins bronze medal at Germany, photo by Mike Patrick

Sweden’s Andreas Jonsson took first place and American Greg Hancock took second. Rounding out the podium finish was Australian Jason Crump in third place. Crump said he was disappointed, but managed to celebrate his solid performance as he accepted his bronze medal in the 2007 championship chase.

It was a difficult and hard year for the 2004 and 2006 World Speedway Champion. Early in the season mechanical problems and several injuries including a broken knee cap plagued Crump. “With all the issues in 2007 to finish as World number 3 is satisfying even though it is my worst result in seven years,” he said. “I need to take some time out away from racing so I can come back fully fit and determined to win back the world crown in 2008. You have not seen the end of me, there is some unfinished business to complete.”

Crump uses K&N Engineering products. “K&N Filters do the job they were designed to do,” he said. “I have solely used K&N products and never had a problem. K&N is the best for dirt track racing. They are unquestionably the greatest filter on the market. When you are racing for World Championships you need the best equipment available and K&N delivers just that.”

Crump will be staying in England for about five weeks preparing contracts for the 2008 season. He will fly to his home on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia for a summer break with his family.

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