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2017: ab stage 4 (5th)
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)
In 2015, a young gun from down under made quite a splash. Toby Price had made a name for himself back home in Australia, but was still an unknown in international rally-raid circles. It didn’t take long for him to master navigating in South America as he rode to an impressive third place in his Dakar debut. A year later, he was a member of the factory KTM team and became the first Australian to win the Dakar, in just his second participation. The logical favourite in 2017, Price broke his leg on stage four. The healing process was slow and he headed to the start of his fourth Dakar with little preparation and having not competed in a single race since the crash. In these conditions, his third place result last year was an exploit. The months of suffering are now behind him and at the age of 31, he is once again a contender for the win, which would fit nicely with his first FIM world title and his victory on the Morocco Rally. And do not be surprised to see Price one day do the Dakar in a car. This year, this fan of modified pick-ups undertook a historic double in the Finke Desert Race in Australia, in winning the bike category for the sixth time before having to retire in his trophy truck. In November, he tried his luck on the world famous Baja 1000, sharing a car with Bryce Menzies. And even if the Aussie hit a spectator vehicle, the duo still finished in fifth place.
‘‘I was really happy to finish to the Dakar last year and really didn’t expect to finish third after my injury. This season has been incredible. It was particularly hard and I didn’t believe I would win the world championship. I was quite unlucky early in the season, especially in Abu Dhabi, but I went on to finish on the podium in all the other races. To win the world title and the Morocco Rally makes everything sweeter. My biggest motivation is simply to get on the bike every morning. I love to ride even if it is the toughest rally in the world. The fact that the Dakar will be run in just one country will make things different but we are delighted. The conditions will be complicated. The goal is to run up front ad win my second title.”
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Three years after becoming the first Australian winner of the Dakar, Toby Price has triumphed again, fighting against the increasing pain caused by a scaphoid injury that was not quite healed before the start of the rally.
“It’s very crazy to sit here and say that we won the Dakar rally with no stage victories until today. It’s really crazy. I’m...
Has won the last stage of the Dakar 2019 and wins the world’s biggest rally-raid for the second time, following his triumph in 2016. It was a performance of genuine class from the KTM rider who left everyone in his wake in Lima, beating José Cornejo by 2’21 to crown 10 extremely difficult days for the Australian who rode throughout the race with an injury to...
After 50 kilometres of the special, Toby Price has not slowed down. The winner in 2016 saw Pablo Quintanilla fall in front of him, but wants to leave his mark on this last stage. He is 11 seconds behind his team-mate Sam Sunderland.
Toby Price has reached WP1 in second place, 14 seconds behind Kevin Benavides. The Australian is maintaining an excellent pace, while Matthias Walkner is not tempting fate 1’06 behind. However, Pablo Quintanilla has not yet reached the way point. When he does, we will know just how much time he has lost.
The Aussie overcame the pain in his right wrist to match his rivals blow-for-blow and will start the 112 km closing stage with a razor-thin margin of 1'02" over Pablo Quintanilla.
"I'd like to finish on top. We're so close, it's so tight! We're all still in with a shout. I know it's going to be very hard tomorrow, and I'll give it my best. I know I'm likely to be...
The winner of the Dakar 2016 is once again the leader of the rally, but is having to cope with an increasingly painful wrist as he prepares to tackle the last two stages of the rally.
“Today, I knew it had to count. That was my maximum today, so any more than that, well… I can’t do any more. My wrist is on fire now, so it’s been a long stage, 360...
Toby Price now only leads Matthias Walkner by 30 seconds after 300 km of the special. Sam Sunderland trails by 4’47 while Adrien Van Beveren is now holding steady 9 minutes behind. That said, the time for Pablo Quintanilla, in with a chance of a stage win, has not yet been recorded.
Toby Price is still in command of the special after 245 km. However, the Australian’s team-mate Matthias Walkner has moved up to within 2 minutes of him, but Adrien Van Beveren now trails by almost 10 minutes.
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