News 8 Mar 2016

Dual Clipsal 500 podiums a success for Price

Impressive Adelaide performance on both two and four wheels.

Image: Matty Macalpine.

Image: Matty Macalpine.

KTM Red Bull Racing Team rider Toby Price added yet another impressive sporting achievement to his resume claiming podium finishes on both two and four wheels at the Clipsal 500 event in Adelaide.

The occasion was the 2016 V8 Supercars opening round and the 2016 Dakar Rally winner took on double duties contesting both the New Holland Enduro-X powered by Monster Energy and the Stadium Super Trucks events.

“It was a flat out program but we got through it, definitely feeling pretty worn out today,” said Price. “The Clipsal 500 people offered the idea to put an Enduro-X there and I think the show turned out pretty good. The crowd response was good so hopefully we’ve started something pretty good.”

With minimal preparation and track time, Price is satisfied with his runner-up performance aboard his KTM 350SX-F behind Husqvarna’s Mitch Harper and ahead of Lachlan Stanford of the Husvarna Enduro Racing outfit.

“On the bike my starts let me down a little bit and I had to try and come through, but all the boys were riding really fast,” he explained. “I didn’t even get onto an enduro cross track before the event, basically got the bike set up on the Wednesday before it came down here so it was all last-minute preparations for me. So to finish second on the main night was pretty cool, and I’m stoked to come away with podiums in both disciplines.”

Although playing it safe during the Enduro-X event for more multiple reasons, Price is leaving the Clipsal 500 beaming with positivity after capturing podium finishes in both disciplines.

“I was really looking forward to racing the Stadium Super Truck, so I definitely didn’t want to crash on the motorcycle and throw away my driving the truck, plus I’ve got the first round of the World Rally Raid Championships coming up in Abu Dhabi in April so we needed to play it smart on the bike,” he added. “I got through as best I could, and got to podium both on the bike and in the Stadium Super Truck, which I feel pretty damn pumped about, for the weekend.

Rounding out the top five in the 2016 Enduro-X event it was Peter Boyle behind Stanford in fourth and Jacob Smith claiming the fifth spot.