PIRATES asset Chris Holder admits racing with world champion Jason Crump would be a big draw, as he prepares to join the Elite next season.

The 20-year-old is set to move to a top-flight club, with his parent club Poole favourites to land his coveted signature.

However, they could face competition from big-spending Peterborough whose Alwalton track is just two minutes drive from Holder's home.

But while a reduced travelling schedule could tempt the young Aussie, the Crump factor is playing a key part in his decision.

Holder currently races with the outgoing world champion at Polish side Wroclaw, who have reached Poland's ExtraLeague title play-offs.

This partnership has paid dividends and the young gun claims he would relish the opportunity to link up with the Aussie champion at Wimborne Road.

He said: "If Jason is at Poole, there is a good chance I'll be there too.

"I've been riding with him at Wroclaw and he's really good to have around.

"He helps me so much and he's just an awesome rider."

With team building rules and contracts for 2008 yet to be discussed, Holder is still unsure over where his winter switch will take him.

The Aussie international has been linked with his local club Peterborough - a circuit where he led the Isle of Wight to Premier League Fours glory in July.

When asked if this was an option, Holder replied: "Big time - I could go there tomorrow if I wanted to.

"I went there for the Fours with the Islanders, won the meeting and I enjoyed every bit of the place.

"I live two minutes up the road and was in bed by 7.30pm, which was great.

"But I don't know what is going to be decided for next year - it's too far away and anything could happen.

"I'm not too worried about what track I go to, as long as it rides well and I'm with a winning team."

In only his second season in British speedway, Holder has already become the Premier League's man to beat.

As well as leading Islanders to their Fours crown, he partnered Jason Bunyan to glory in the division's Best Pairs championship on June 29.

He also beat some experienced Elite League racers, including Adam Shields and Davey Watt, to seal a spot in Craig Boyce's World Team Cup starting five this summer.

But now he is striving to finish his second-tier career in the most spectacular style possible and lead the Isle of Wight to championship success.

He said: "I think we can win the title and it would be great to leave as a champion. We're in the top four now and are going above expectations already, so hopefully we can keep going and get to the play-offs."