Toby wins 2019 Rallye du Maroc, the Dakar Rally warm-up race
Australian Toby Price led from the start and pulled clear of Red Bull KTM Factory team-mate Matthias Walkner by over seven minutes to win the bike category.
His two-wheel victory over the fearsome dunes saw him capture the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and enhance his chances of reclaiming the Dakar title he last won in 2016.
Toby said: “It was a close fight for the World Championship and it feels awesome to get that one over the line. We only got lost on day three a little bit. The crew has been amazing all week and my mechanic Joe has done a top job. It feels good to repay the team’s hard work with a win.”
Rallye du Maroc bike result
1. Toby Price (AUS) KTM 16:08:37
2. Matthias Walkner (AUT) KTM +07:32
3. Ricky Brabec (USA) Honda +16:35