CRUMP: NO RETIREMENT PLANS
Thursday 6th September 2012, 11:00
Triple world champion Jason Crump refuses to put a time limit on his legendary FIM Speedway Grand Prix career as he prepares for the FIM Scandinavian SGP in Malilla on Saturday.
The Australian great is already his country’s most successful speedway rider and could still win world title No.4 this term. He is fourth in the standings on 103 points – putting him 15 behind series leader Greg Hancock with three rounds to race.
Crump has been resting since the FIM Fogo British SGP in Cardiff on August 25, when he tweaked the collarbone his broke in a Russian league crash at Vladivostok on July 19.
But the 37-year-old is made of stern stuff and despite a few seasons hampered by injury, he shows no signs of slowing down.
"I canâ€™t put a time limit on it and say â€˜Iâ€™m going to stop at the end of 2014, move back to Australia and become a milkman.â€™ I canâ€™t say that."
- Jason Crump
With the likes of Hancock and Tomasz Gollob still starring into their 40s, it’s no surprise that Crump has no plans to call a halt to his glittering career.
Asked whether he had had thoughts about retiring, he replied: “You always have thoughts, but I don’t know. It’s something you think about some days and not others.
“For sure, I know I am not going to be a speedway rider in 10 years time. Whether it’s another year, two years or five years, I wouldn’t say anything at the moment.
“I guess everybody knows when the time is right. Maybe I don’t feel it’s that time yet. I don’t know when that time will arrive. I can’t put a time limit on it and say ‘I’m going to stop at the end of 2014, move back to Australia and become a milkman.’ I can’t say that.”
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