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Crump on form in Sweden

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The Scandinavian Grand Prix at Malilla in Sweden saw Jason Crump top scoring with a maximum in the heats by winning five rides from five starts.

Crump was lightning fast from the starts and produced the form that took him to three World Championships and the 36 year-old Australian was clearly faster than all of his opponents and looked set to take a clean sweep on the night.

But the semi final saw Crump finish in third place and eliminated from the meeting when Russian rider Emil Sayfutdinov out-gated Crump to the first corner with eventual Grand Prix winner Jarek Hampel riding around the outside into second place.

"I have mixed feeling about tonight." said the triple World Champion. "I win five from five and happy with the result but to get eliminated in the semi final sucks. Emil got the jump on me at the start and closed the door on me in the first corner and I could only manage third place."

"My bikes are working perfectly and tonight I was consistent for five of my rides so that has boosted my confidence somewhat and with four rounds to go I need to keep riding well to at least get into the top three at the end."

Round 8 will be held on 27 August 2011 at Torun, Poland.

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