AUSSIE MOTO X LEGEND TOBY PRICE TAKES 3RD PLACE OVERALL IN 2018 DAKAR RALLY

Toby Price (AUS) of Red Bull KTM Factory Team races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 17, 2018.

 

Great news, overnight local Red Bull athlete Toby Price has taken third place overall in the prestigious Dakar Rally. Price’s podium finish is his first venture professionally after suffering a race-ending injury in 2017.

Price was playing catch up in the last few stages of the race due to an unfortunate navigational error earlier on in the race, but commentary outlined that Price’s speed in the final stage was phenomenal to earn him 3rd place overall.

The Dakar Rally is the ultimate test of man and machine as a fleet of motorbikes, cars, buggies, quads and trucks race along a spectacular 9,000 kilometer route that winds from Lima, Peru, through Bolivia to the finish in Córdoba, Argentina

Toby Price commented: “The final stage is over and it went really well. I’m happy to get to the finish line, that was always the main goal right from the start. I tried to push today to make up the time on Kevin (Benavides) but halfway through I knew five minutes was just too much and so I just aimed for a safe finish. To finish the Dakar is an achievement in itself, to come away at the end of this year’s race with a podium is unbelievable, especially after the year I’ve had. The whole team have come together and worked so hard, none of us could do it without them. I’ll concentrate on the 2018 season now and try to get a little stronger and come back here next year looking for the top-step.”

 

 

Provisional Results Final Stage 14 – 2018 Dakar Rally

1. Kevin Benavides (ARG), Honda, 1:26:41
2. Toby Price (AUT), KTM, 1:27:35 +0:54
3. Antoine Meo (FRA), KTM, 1:29:30 +2:49
4. Daniel Oliveras Carreras (ESP), KTM, 1:30:06 +3:25
5. Johnny Aubert (FRA), Gas Gas, 1:31:00 +4:19
Other KTM
7. Gerard Farres (ESP), KTM, 1:32:04 +5:23
8. Matthias Walkner (AUT), KTM, 1:32:19 +5:38
11. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM, 1:37:44 +11:03

Provisional Final Standings – 2018 Dakar Rally

1. Matthias Walkner (AUT), KTM, 43:06:01
2. Kevin Benavides (ARG), Honda, 43:22:54 +16:53
3. Toby Price (AUT), KTM, 43:29:02 +23:01
4. Antoine Meo (FRA), KTM, 43:53:29 +47:28
5. Gerard Farres (ESP), KTM, 44:07:05 +1:01:04
Other KTM
9. Daniel Oliveras Carreras (ESP), KTM, 45:43:21 +2:37:20
12. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM, 46:02:03 +2:56:02

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