Toby Price Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec limit

Dakar Rally plan to limit top speeds

After the death of two riders in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia in January, organisers are planning a series of measures to make the race safer including power restrictions to limit top speeds. Over the years the rally has reduced engine sizes to 450cc to limit the high speeds of some riders who approach …

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Ducati factory closure

Virus forces motorcycle factory closures

The list of motorcycle factory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic is growing daily. Ducati has now announced it will extend the closure of its factory in Bologna until 25 March 2020 and Brembo and Yamaha have closed their European factories. Moto Morini, KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas had already closed their factories in Italy and Austria. …

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Toby Price Good Samaritan Dakar Rally

Good Samaritan Toby Price on Dakar podium

A Good Samaritan act, shortened and cancelled stages and incorrect roadblocks hampered Toby Price in his valiant efforts to win his third Dakar Rally. Despite all the hurdles, Toby finished on the podium today as the best KTM rider after a strong third place in the 429km 12th and final stage.   The event was won by …

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Toby Price Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec limit

Toby Price stages last-ditch Dakar attack

Toby Price has staged a last-ditch attack on American Ricky Brabec’s lead in the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally but failed to make up enough time. The Australian two-time Dakar winner attacked early and clawed back almost six minutes on the Honda rider who seemed to take it easy. Toby’s attack placed him fifth on the 379km …

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Toby Price slips in shortened course

Toby Price slides in shortened Dakar stage

Toby Price has dropped further off the lead after the marathon 534km 10th stage of the Dakar Rally was substantially shortened for safety reasons following several crashes. Organisers said their rescue helicopters were all deployed for fallen riders and with strong winds picking up, they decided on a shortened stage. The Aussie title defender and leading KTM rider finished fourth, …

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Toby Price Dakar lead

Toby Price stays in touch with lead

Aussie Toby Price has whittled a little off the lead of American Ricky Brabec with a strong second place in the 410km ninth stage of the Dakar Rally. The 410km stage across rocky terrain was won by Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarana) less than two minutes ahead of Toby who is chasing his third win and a 19th …

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Paulo Goncalves fallen

Toby Price stops to help fallen rider

Aussie Toby Price and two other riders stopped to help fallen rider Paulo Goncalves (pictured above) yesterday (12 January 2020) in the Dakar Rally. They came across the Portuguese rider at the 276km mark of the epic 546 stage. Paulo was unconscious and Toby and some other riders stayed with him until the helicopters arrived. Sadly, Paulo passed …

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Toby Price in the dunes

Toby Price loses time in Dakar dunes

Aussie Toby Price lost 16 valuable minutes when his rear tyre came off in the sand dunes on stage six of the first Dakar Rally to be held in Saudi Arabia. The stage was won by American and Honda factory team rider Ricky Brabec who moves further ahead in outright first as the competitors reach a valuable half-way rest day in …

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Toby Price stage win

Toby Price scores second Dakar Rally stage win

After leading on the first day and dropping back to ninth, Aussie Toby Price has scored his second stage win in the Dakar Rally and moved up to second outright. The title holder is chasing his third Dakar victory and KTM’s record 19th consecutive win. He finished the gruelling 453km special stage of rock and sand just 1:12 minutes in …

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Toby Price KTM team

Toby Price defends against Honda team

The Honda factory team is shaping to be the biggest threat to Aussie Toby Price scoring his third Dakar Rally win and the 19th consecutive victory for KTM. Honda has the top three outright positions after yesterday’s 453km stage four of the rally in Saudi Arabia with Toby biding his time in fourth place outright. It was a close …

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