Toby Price

Aussie hopes for historic Dakar Rally win

Our hopes are pinned on NSW rider Toby Price to score the first victory by an Australian in the Dakar Rally which runs from January 2-16, 2016. In January 2015, the 27-year old Hunter Valley rider achieved a stunning and significant third place in the world’s most gruelling motorsports event. He was not only the …

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Toby Price

Aussie scores historic Dakar podium

Australian Toby Price has achieved a stunning and significant third place in the world’s most gruelling motorsports event, the Dakar Rally. The 27-year-old Hunter Valley rider is not only the top-placed rookie but also the equal highest-placed Aussie finisher in the event’s history after fellow rookie and privateer Andy Haydon placed third in 1998. Even …

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2014 Dakar Rally action

Riders dream of Dakar Rally win

http://youtu.be/M-gXpyjwGgg As the Honda Factory team dreams of breaking KTM’s 13 consecutive Dakar Rally wins, four Aussie motorcyclists will contest the gruelling event, including expat Simon Pavey and his son, Llewellyn, while legendary rider Cyril Despres will switch to cars. The rally starts on January 4 with daily edited one-hour screenings on SBS One at 5.30pm. …

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KTM 450 Rally Replica

KTM Rally Replica limited edition

KTM is celebrating its 13th Dakar Rally victory with a 450 Rally Replica with long-range tanks, navigation chart reader, Akropovic pipe and other rally accessories for ultimate adventurers. But where is the 690 Adventure we really want? Unfortunately, the Replica is not based on the 690 which would have made it a true long-range adventure …

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KTM wins 13th consecutive Dakar Rally

Marc Coma has clinched his fourth Dakar Rally and the 13th consecutive title for KTM. Strolling in on the penultimate stage in a leisurely 18th position, the Spaniard leads by an unassailable 1.52:27 hour lead over his water carrier Jordi Viladoms for a KTM 1-2 victory with just the short ceremonial stage tomorrow. The 13th …

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KTM set for 1-2 in Dakar Rally

Mechanical troubles sunk the hopes of Honda today, handing a likely 1-2 win to KTM, their 13 consecutive victory in the Dakar Rally. The spectacular dunes of Copiapo set a dramatic backdrop for a day of high drama. Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort suffered electrical problems on his Honda from the 265km mark and finished …

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Luck falls KTM’s way in Dakar Rally

Falls by both leading contenders was the highlight of the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally today. Three-time titleholder Marc Coma (KTM) fell early, but did no damage or injury and won the gruelling 605km dunes stage to strengthen his overall lead. Joan Barreda Bort (Honda) was not so lucky, falling heavily and damaging his …

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Sand & bulldust challenge in Dakara Rally

A few kilometres in sand or bulldust (fesh fesh) is enough to test any rider, but 688km was a true test for the riders in the Dakar Rally today. Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort passed six riders and clawed back a few minutes from overall leader Marc Coma (KTM) today with his fourth win in …

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KTM set for 13th Dakar Rally victory

KTM is moving closer to a record 13th consecutive Dakar Rally win after three-time winner Marc Coma clinched the ninth stage today. The Spaniard was at home in the sand today, stretching his overall lead to 40 minutes over Honda rider and countryman Joan Barreda Bort who was second in the Chilean dunes stage. While …

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Dakar Rally enters Bolivia for Spanish duel

The Dakar Rally entered Bolivia today, the 28th country to be visited by the famous rally since it started in 1979. The battle of the Spaniards continued with Joan Barreda Bort (Honda) winning the stage by just four minutes from countryman and three-time rally winner Marc Coma (KTM) who retains the overall lead. Stage 7 …

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