News 13 Jan 2022

Price captures victory in Dakar stage 10

Near-faultless performance sees KTM rider jump to sixth overall.

Australian off-road legend Toby Price has captured his first stage win of the 2022 Dakar Rally, as Adrien Van Beveren re-gained the overall lead at the conclusion of stage 10.

With a relatively late starting position into the 375-kilometre timed special, Price focused entirely on his roadbook, the tactic allowing the two-time event winner to deliver a near faultless performance.

The stage 10 victory moves the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider into sixth in the provisional standings, trailing Van Beveren by just under 18 minutes.

“It’s been a really good day for me today,” Price explained. “I focused on my roadbook the whole way and did a good job with my navigation with only a couple of small mistakes over the whole stage.

“I’ve moved nicely up the order overall, but there is still a bit of a gap to the front guys. As we know, anything can happen in rally, so I’ll give it my all for these last two days and we’ll see where we end up.”

Behind Price in stage 10 was Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Van Beveren, Van Beveren currently leading the event by 5m59s ahead of Sam Sunderland (GASGAS Factory Racing) with Pablo Quintanilla (Monster Energy Honda Team) sitting in third.

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