CRUMP ON TRACK FOR ITALY
Sunday 5th August 2012, 12:40
Triple world champion Jason Crump says he “should be fully fit” when he arrives at Terenzano for the FIM Fogo Italian SGP on Saturday.
The Bristol-born man, who celebrates his 37th birthday on Monday, underwent surgery to plate a broken collarbone on July 21 after crashing at Russian track Vladivostok on July 19.
Just seven days later, Crump produced an heroic track return to storm to the FIM Fogo Croatian SGP semis and notch nine vital World Championship points.
"My collarbone is fine; itâ€™s just the muscle area around the shoulder, neck and arm area that is still repairing itself and that is getting better every day."
- Jason Crump
This upped his season tally to 87. He is now just 10 points behind series leader Greg Hancock in third place and four adrift of Gorican winner Nicki Pedersen, who is second overall.
Having got through his comeback meeting, Crump is determined to step up his title challenge in Terenzano and hopes to add to the SGP gold medal he won in Copenhagen in June.
He told his official website: “I am looking forward to Italy and should be fully fit by the time I get there.
“My collarbone is fine; it’s just the muscle area around the shoulder, neck and arm area that is still repairing itself and that is getting better every day.
“With five rounds to go, I need a good result at all of them and another couple of Grand Prix wins would be nice. I will be giving it my best shot.”
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