Former Dakar Champion Toby Price continues to add shine to his comeback ride in the world’s toughest off-road race, moving a step closer to the outright motorcycle podium after a third-place finish in the eighth stage of the event.
The Gold Coast resident’s effort at the end of the Marathon Stage moved him into fourth place in General Classification, and he chipped another two minutes away from the overall lead of race leader Adrien Van Beveren as the Dakar’s second week got underway.
Longreach rider Rodney Faggotter was 27th overnight, and currently sits 22nd in the outright classifications.
Dakar Rally Results Stage 8:
1 Antoine Meo Red Bull KTM Factory Team 05h 24' 01''
2 Ricky Brabec Monster Energy Honda Team + 00h 01' 08''
3 Toby Price Red Bull KTM Factory Team + 00h 02' 45''
27 Rodney Faggotter Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team + 00h 31' 57''
Dakar Rally Standings after Stage 8: (motorcycle):
1 Adrien Van Beveren Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team 27h 22' 03''
2 Kevin Benavides Monster Energy Honda Team + 00h 00' 22''
3 Matthias Walkner Red Bull KTM Factory Team + 00h 06' 34''
4 Toby Price Red Bull KTM Factory Team + 00h 07' 35''
22 Rodney Faggotter Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team + 02h 19' 31''