“Thanks to everyone back home for the support and wishes and following along for four days.
“See everyone back in Australia soon.”
Australia started the rally with four riders, but Toby Price and Queenslander Rod Faggotter exited on the fourth stage, Rod with mechanical issues in his Yamaha.
“Bad luck, but at least it is a mechanical problem, not human,” he says. “Better luck next time.”
Todd Smith finished today’s stage 15th and remains in the top 20 overall, while there is no word yet on debutante Matt Hart (Husqvarna) who is raising money and awareness for wounded soldier charity Soldier On.
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Meanwhile, Toby’s KTM partner Sam Sunderland of the UK won stage 5 from Honda’s Paulo Goncalves (Portugal).
Sam is now in the lead after the Honda riders were all penalised an hour for illegal fuelling.
Second is Husqvarna rider Pablo Quintanilla of Chile.