TRIPLE world champion Jason Crump will make his British Final debut on his new home track Ipswich next weekend.

Crump, who was born in Bristol and went to school in nearby Nailsea, has represented Australia in the individual and team World Championships but has a British passport from his youth.

Now he’s been handed a wildcard for the event on September 26, which will be streamed live to subscribers worldwide, with some riders declaring themselves unavailable as a consequence of the pandemic.

He said: “I’m in the UK, I have come back to ride, we all know everything that has happened this year, it has been frustrating with one thing and another.

“Ipswich is my new home track and why not take the opportunity to go and have a run out against the best guys that are going to be available to race at that time?

“I think it is definitely worthwhile, personally I am not putting any pressure on myself to do anything.

“I have not raced against guys of this calibre for a quite a while. I have got no expectations, no predictions, nothing to gain from this meeting except getting out and race against some good riders and I want to see where I stand.”

British Speedway Chairman Rob Godfrey said: “The inclusion of a legend of the sport like Jason adds spice to the event. He’s been working with British youngsters recently and is a big supporter of British Speedway.

“These are unprecedented times and with some riders unavailable we are working overtime to secure the best and most attractive line-up for this event.

“It’s important the meeting is a big success both on and off the track, particularly as one of the pilot events for the government looking at reintroducing spectators to stadia.”