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TOBY PRICE

(aus) 1.88m / 93kg

Hobbies

Dirt-bikes, wake boarding, go karting

Sponsors

KTM, Red Bull

Vehicle

Brand: KTM
Model: 450 RR
Weight: 145 kg
Preparator: Red Bull KTM factory team
Assistance: Red Bull KTM factory team
Category: Rally GP

Rankings

2022: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (4th). Morocco Rally (Ab.), Finke desert Race (1st), Baja 400 (5th) , Baja 1000 (Ab.)
2021: Morocco Rally (13th). Finke desert Race (1st), Baja 1000
2020: Andalucia Rally (4th)
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)

“Already excited about 2023”  

Toby Price is a thrill-seeker, and he splits his time between his first love, motorbikes and his quest for speed on four wheels. The Australian is still under contract with the KTM team but has branched out in recent years, racing high-powered machines. After a disappointing 10th-place finish in the last Dakar due to a nightmarish start, Price got back on track with a fourth-place finish in Abu Dhabi before he crashed out of the Rally of Morocco in the final stage. But the Hilston, New South Wales native excelled behind the wheel, winning the Finke Desert Race in Australia for the second consecutive year in his Mitsubishi Triton Trophy Truck. He then teamed up with fellow Aussie Paul Weel to take on the USA in a series of events, including the famous Baja 1000. Unfortunately for the Australian duo, the legendary American race ended in flames after only 170 miles. Now it's time for the Dakar, an event he will contest for the ninth time. In 2015, this young Australian hulk with the build of a third-row centre arrived at the rally like a UFO. Toby Price was a household name at the time but an unknown quantity on the global scale of the Dakar. He was known for his speed and quickly learned the subtleties of navigation without ever faltering on his way to an impressive third place. One year later, and as a factory KTM rider, Price became the first Australian in any category to win the Dakar, and this in his second participation. His second victory in Lima in 2019 is proof of his courage whilst suffering, this time due to a bruised wrist. The desire to triumph is always present, and as a wounded beast, Toby Price remains a leading candidate for victory. A third success would see him equal Richard Sainct (1999, 2000 and 2003) and surpass Hubert Auriol, Gaston Rahier and Fabrizio Meoni.  

“I am always happy to finish a Dakar, but the race was quite difficult last year. Losing time on day one put me in an awkward position for the rest of the rally. These days the slightest mistake causes you to lose a lot of time to your rivals because our level is so close. The terrain in Saudi Arabia makes the rally very fast, and some stages are sprints to the finish. The atmosphere is always excellent, and I am happy with the team. I am already excited about 2023! As for my experience on four wheels and the last Baja 1000, I have no words. The day started perfectly, and then at mile 170, the adventure ended. There's not much you can do in that situation. I wish I had woken up from that nightmare. Everyone had worked extremely hard on this project while away from our families to prepare for the race.”

Ranking 2023

Total Dakar Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Sonora Rally Desafio Ruta 40 Rallye du Maroc
30 30
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