Toby drops to fifth, Rod up to 20th
Toby Price's spectacular Dakar comeback from injury has suffered a harsh setback, as the Gold Coast resident took a wrong turn in Stage 10 of the Rally from Salta to Belen in Argentina.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider has been in spectacular form after almost a year off the bike and was poised to make an attack on the overall top three overnight, but he instead dropped to fifth overall after a navigational error saw him finish 19th for the stage.
He now lies just over 50 minutes behind the new leader, team mate
The fortunes of Longreach rider Rod Faggotter contrasted somewhat, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider riding to his career-best Dakar result, 13th for the stage.
The result puts Faggotter in 20th place overall.
Dakar Stage 10 Results:
1 Matthias Walkner Red Bull KTM Factory Team 04h 52' 26''
2 Pablo Quintanilla Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing + 00h 11' 35''
3 Gerard Farres Guell Himoinsa Racing Team + 00h 16' 21''
13 Rodney Faggotter Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team + 00h 38' 07''
19 Toby Price Red Bull KTM Factory Team 05h 41' 43'' + 00h 49' 17''
Dakar Rally Overall Classification Ater Stage 10
1 Matthias Walkner Red Bull KTM Factory Team 32h 21' 03''
2 Joan Barreda Bort Monster Energy Honda Team + 00h 39' 42''
3 Kevin Benavides Monster Energy Honda Team + 00h 41' 23''
5 Toby Price Red Bull KTM Factory Team + 00h 50' 18''
20 Rodney Faggotter Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team + 02h 51' 04'