Crump in seven heaven
29th June 2009, 11:32 am By Principality Stadium
Victorious Jason Crump was in seven heaven after his virtuoso performance at the Millennium Stadium ensured he was untouchable on his way to victory in the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix.
Crump claimed a haul of seven wins from seven starts to secure his third win in four years at Cardiff after victories in 2006 and 2008. In doing so, he entered himself into the records books, becoming the first ride to notch 21 titles.
The faultless Australian has increased his championship lead over his nearest rivals and now possesses a 31-point cushion cushion at the head of the leaderboard after beating Fredrik Lindgren, Hans Andersen and Greg Hancock in the final.
A delighted Crump paid tribute to the venue and the crowd following his devastating display which left the other riders trailing in his dust.
“The fans here made it a fantastic event,” he said. “They’ve travelled from all over the world for the event. I never dreamed I’d come here and go for seven and win the Grand Prix.
“This was as good as it gets,” he added. “I made some great starts all evening and to do this here of all places was fantastic.Every rider will tell you that it couldn’t get any better. Of course it wasn’t easy out there, it was a tough night, but it was safe."
American Hancock chipped in, saying: “This was the best Grand Prix track ever. It was smooth, there were no ruts and there was more than one racing line. We couldn’t ask for more.”