TOBY PRICE(aus) 1.88m / 93kg
dirtbikes, wake boarding, go karting
KTM, Red Bull
2019: 1st (1 stage win)
2017: ab stage 4 (5th)
2019: Atacama Rally (4th), Morocco Rally (4th). Finke desert Race (Ab.), Baja 1000
2018: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (7th), Atacama Rally (2nd), Desafio Ruta 40 (2nd), Morocco Rally (1st); FIM World Champion. Finke desert Race (1st), Baja 1000 (5th in a car)
2016: 1st Morroco Rally (1st), Abu Dhabi Challenge (1st)
2015: Chile Rally (9th), Morocco Rally (Ab.)
2014: Morocco Rally (8th)
2012: Baja 1000 (2nd)
Finke Desert Rally (6 victories)
Hattah Desert Race (4 victories)
“We all know our jobs”
To say Toby Price has ridden in physical agony on the past two Dakars would be an understatement. Although he tumphed in 2019, the Australian has suffered a series of injuries the past three years, which began with a terrible fall in 2017, and which he hopes has ended happily but destroyed by pain, with a second Dakar victory last January. In 2015, this stout young Australian caused a bit of a sensation. While Toby Price was making headlines at home, he was an unknown on the Dakar. He quickly sorted out the navigation subtilties of South America and kept it all together to ride to an impressive third place result. A year later, and as a member of the factory KTM team, Price became the first Australian, in all the categories, to win the Dakar in just his second attempt. He was odds on favorite for the 2017 Dakar, but on stage four, he crashed and broke his leg. Nearly a year was needed to recover, which made his third-place finish in 2018 in Cordoba quite a feat. His second Dakar crown in 2019 was even more so as he battled on with a badly bruised wrist. The months of suffering now look to be a thing of the past for the 32-year old, who will be yet again a contender for the win, which would put him equal with three-time Dakar champion Richard Sainct (1999, 2000 and 2003) and ahead of rally-raid legends Hubert Auriol, Gaston Rahier and Fabrizio Meoni. While he is still laser-beam focused on the bike category, Price isn’t excluding the idea of one day doing the Dakar on four-wheels. This year, this truck-racing enthusiast had a go in the Finke Desert Race in Australia and then did the Baja 1000 for a second time, sharing his ride with Nasser Al Attiyah.
“The Morocco Rally wasn’t easy and I finished just off the podium, which is frustrating. But it was a good showing. The navigation was complex and we had to learn to ride with little information. I hope this helps us for the Dakar. The Honda and Yamaha teams work very hard to try to win. Looking at it from a final results standpoint, we seem to do things differently, but in reality, we only developed a strong, fast and reliable bike. And there is more than just the bike, there is also the staff and the guys in the team who know the Dakar by heart and how everything works. We all know our jobs and what it takes to win. There is no one just hanging about and the team spirit is excellent. Jordi Viladoms (former rider and KTM Dakar team manager) has helped me the most. He shares a ton of information. I didn’t get as much help from Marc Coma who was still riding back then. He gave me the bare bones so I could understand the sport but nothing more. He didn’t know then if I would become good.”
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM
- Mark : KTM
- Model : 450
- Performance tuner : Red Bull KTM factory team
- Assistance : Red Bull KTM factory team
- Class : G1.1 A.S.O. Elites
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"It's not the result we came for"
The two-time Dakar champion finished this year's edition in third place, 24 minutes behind Ricky Brabec.
"I'm still on the podium. Definitely, it's not the result we came for, but I'm quite glad. Every time that I've lined up and I've made the finish line, I've been on a podium step. This, for me, is a big achievement, especially after these two...
Price on the final podium
Toby Price has finished the special 2'25" down on Ignacio Cornejo —good enough for third place in the general classification. We are now waiting for Ricky Brabec to finish.
"We're doing our best"
Toby Price came in fifth in today's stage, trailing winner Pablo Quintanilla by five minutes but clawing back six from overall leader Ricky Brabec. However, with just one day to go, the Aussie's hopes of a successful title defence are fading.
"It's been a good stage and at the moment Honda just needs to protect their lead. The guys are riding fast and riding smart. It's...
Withdrawals on stage 9
Stage 9 was not kind to the bikers. Patrice Carillon, Guillaume Martens, Alejandro Aros, David Chavez, Gerben Lieverdink and David McBride all exited the rally. In the quad category, Paweł Otwinowski also left the race, as did Stefano Marrini in the SSV category.
Toby Price: “2020 hasn’t quite been good for us”
Though he finished second on the day’s stage, Toby Price is struggling to regain time on Ricky Brabec. The Australian is still separated from the American by 26 minutes.
“It was certainly a difficult time… Once you get on the bike you’ve got to focus on what you’ve got ahead and be on full gas, but I wasn’t quite today, unfortunately....
A bright morning for Price
Toby Price has been the quickest rider to reach top pace on the start of the special and is on the attack after 50 km. The Australian has achieved the best time, 37 seconds ahead of Ricky Brabec. Pablo Quintanilla and Joan Barreda trail the stage leader by 1’21.
Stage 8 cancelled for motorbikes and quads
The death of Paulo Gonçalves during yesterday’s stage 7 between Riyadh and Wadi Al-Dawasir has left the entire Dakar, especially the bikers, in shock. Paulo, a beloved figure of the rally, was immensely respected by both veterans and less experienced competitors who admired and were inspired by him. After meeting the riders and making a decision together with the...
Karginov by 3 seconds!
Andrey Karginov claimed his second stage in a row by a meagre 3 seconds over teammate Dmitry Sotnikov after 546 km of racing! Anton Shibalov finished two minutes back to make it a 1-2-3 for Kamaz.
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