“No steps back”: Toby Price is full-throttle for Dakar 2021
After a “quiet” 2020 season holed up in Australia, two-time Dakar champ Toby Price is raring to get back into the desert and compete.
By Oliver Pelling Published on 09/06/2020 · 10:46 PM PDT
Roughly 400 kilometres into the 2020 Dakar rally, Toby Price’s rear tyre fell off. This isn’t something you’d want to happen at the best of times. But it’s especially inconvenient during a two-week rally raid through the harshest desert Saudi Arabia has to offer.While Price was unscathed, the freak incident resulted in the reigning Dakar champ (and two-time winner) giving up some 16 minutes to American Ricky Brabec – 16 minutes that, through the remaining 7000+ kilometres – he was never quite able to get back. Price ultimately came third overall, 24 minutes behind Brabec. Still, it was Price’s fifth time on the podium in as many attempts, and the stage was set for a dominant 2020 season for the off-road and...