Sunday, June 6

WORLD SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Crump happier with Danish Grand Prix results.

Defending Speedway World Champion Jason Crump has maintained his fourth position in the World Championship standings, finishing seventh at the FIM Dansk Metal Danish Speedway Grand Prix at Copenhagen’s Paken Stadium today.

Recognising he has struggled with form at the previous two events, Crump has spent the past fortnight working hard to get back to his best and took 10 valuable World Championship points from tonight's event.

The Australian was much happier with his heat race results, where he scored points in all but one of the races, and won his last two contests to progress to the semi-final.

Crump missed a spot in the final finishing third in his semi-final race but said he felt he had turned the corner and was on the right track. 

"I did much better tonight," Crump explained. "Compared to the past few weeks I definitely feel like I rode a lot better.

"It is a long season, we are not even at the halfway point yet so I just have to keep chipping away at it.

"I know I am heading in the right direction, we made some small steps forward and l am much happier with my performance.

Crump heads straight back to Poland for tomorrow's Polish League match where he will line up for Wroclaw. Racing also resume this week for Crump's Swedish League team Elit Vetlanda, who have had a fortnight mid season break. 

"I have a lot of races between now and the next Grand Prix which is invaluable. The aim is to keep improving and be back on the Grand Prix podium at Torun in two weeks time," Crump concluded.

The FIM Dansk Metal Swedish Grand Prix was won by Jaroslaw Hampel who was joined on the podium by Thomas Gollob and Chris Harris.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (after four rounds):

1. Jaroslaw Hampel, 60pts
2. Kenneth Bjerre, 55pts,
3. Tomasz Gollob, 54pts
4. Jason Crump, 43pts
5. Andreas Jonsson, 43pts
6. Hans Andersen 37pts
7. Nicki Pedersen, 36pts
8. Chris Holder, 35pts
9. Magnus Zetterstrom, 31pts
10. Chris Harris, 31pts

Source: Fluid PR Photographer Jarek Pabijan