News 20 Jul 2021

Dakar legend Toby Price to release autobiography

Australian off-road icon's 'Endurance' set for February 2022 release.

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Australian two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price will release an autobiography, ‘Endurance: The Toby Price Story’ in February next year.

The story of Price, 33, is that of a true Aussie battler, having to overcome a multitude of setbacks to reach high points in his illustrious career.

While the off-road legend has an abundance of achievements on both two and four wheels, a major highlight was winning the Dakar rally on the bike twice, the first of those coming in 2016 less than three years after seriously breaking his neck.

Price then faced a devastating blow in an attempt to make it back-to-back Dakar victories in 2017, as he crashed out while leading stage four, which resulted in a broken femur and further injuries.

A broken wrist in late 2018 carried over into the 2019 Dakar Rally, which he remarkably won, continuing his trend of being able to overcome the odds and forge his own successful path to the top.

The Australian Motorcycling icon was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in Australia Day 2021 Honours, in light of his outstanding achievements.

Price also won the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship in 2018 and became the first person to ever win the Finke Desert Race on both two and four wheels, in addition to being a multiple Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) winner. These are among many other achievements and trials that are sure to be shared in ‘Endurance’.

For now, Australian motorsport fans wait with bated breath for further information on Price’s autobiography, after he teased the release on social media. It will be written with esteemed motorsport journalist Andrew van Leeuwen and published by Penguin Random House.

“Had some spare time on my hands while I’ve been home to put into something different, so I’m stoked to be able to share that my autobiography (with pictures) Endurance is coming out in February 2022… Stay tuned,” he wrote.