Gold Coast motorcyclist Toby Price wins second Dakar Rally title

Enduro motorcyclist Toby Price has taken out the 2019 Dakar Rally.

The 31-year-old, who lives on the Gold Coast, claimed the victory on the 10th and final stage in Peru on Thursday, despite having a broken bone in his wrist.

“It feels amazing to stand here knowing I have won the Dakar, I don’t think it has really sunk in yet,” Price said following the race.


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“I thought at the beginning of the event I would be lucky to even make the rest day.

“Pretty much all I can say that it feels like there are about five people driving a knife in my wrist now. It’s not very comfortable, it’s not very enjoyable, but at the end of the day the victory has been paid off.

“I’ll forget about the pain now, that’s for sure. The win takes away all the pain. If it was not for this, it would not have been as sweet, but at the end of the day I was just happy to make the finishing line.”

It’s the second Dakar Rally win for Price, who also took out the title in 2016.

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