Toby Price has once again made Australia proud. Finishing Third overall at the 2020 Dakar Rally.
The 2019 champion didn’t give up, giving his all on the final 374-kilometer timed special, ultimately posting the third-fastest time.
Claiming two stage wins during the course of the event, the outgoing champion has shown incredible pace, resolve and compassion to bring his KTM 450 RALLY home safely and inside the top three.
Toby Price: “I’m really happy with another podium at the Dakar – every time I’ve made it to the finish at this event I’ve got onto the podium. So far, I’m either a number one or a number three guy. The most important thing is to be here safely at the finish. Obviously, we came here to win, but it just wasn’t our year. Yeah, after 18 wins in a row it would have been nice to get a 19th, but I think KTM’s winning streak won’t be topped for a very long time. We’ll go away now, regroup and come back stronger for 2021 and take that number one plate back.”
Jordi Viladoms – KTM Rally Team Manager: “Obviously, we didn’t get the result here in Saudi Arabia we were hoping for, but if we are going to take one positive from this it’s that it will give us more energy over the coming season to improve and come back even stronger. I am incredibly proud of the whole KTM team – it has been a tough two weeks here for all members, but we have worked hard and secured some excellent results. The Dakar is a long race and as we have seen in the past anything can happen. The second week started terribly for everyone after losing Paulo, but despite the setbacks, everyone battled through to the end – no one more so than Toby. He has maintained his focus and has come out of it on the podium. It was always going to be hard to keep up our winning streak at such a tough event, but we accept the result, congratulate the winners and promise that we’ll be back even stronger next year.”