Toby Price will look to make up a near three minute gap between himself and Chilean Pablo Quintanilla.
By Hayden Gregory
Stage four saw a different leading pack to we have become used to seeing over the past few days with French rider Alexandre Renet scoring the stage win. KTM factory riders Sam Sunderland and Toby Price would finish fifth and sixth respectively.
With one stage left to race Price sits two minutes and 45 seconds behind overall leader Quintanilla with teammate Sunderland only a further two seconds behind him. It will be a real race to the finish with all riders looking to give their all in the unforgiving desert.
“It was a very hot day,” Price commented. “We were lucky on the first few days of the rally when it was much cooler. But that’s another 250km in the bag. One more day to go, should be good. Today was smooth riding most of the time.”
Overall Standings after Stage 4:
1. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) HQVA 15:27:22.0
2. Toby Price (AUS) KTM +2:45min
3. Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM +2:47min
4. Mohammed Al Balooshi (ARE) KTM +26:01min
5. Pierre Alexandre Renet (FRA) +29:30min
7 Laia Sanz (ESP) KTM +43:33min