Rounding out the podium KTM Enduro Racing Team rider Toby Price who got his season off to positive start. In his first race on Australian soil since a serious spinal injury suffered in April 2013, Price looked dangerously close to his best, winning the fastest lap shootout on his KTM350EXC-F and tallying three, third place finishes for third on the day.
‰ÛÏThat was a bit rough." Price stated at days end. "I was feeling good all day and my lap times were good, I just came to the three heats and my starts really let me down.
"It‰Ûªs a bit of a bummer, I‰Ûªm a little bit disappointed but hey, it‰Ûªs my first ride back. We‰Ûªll go home and get some starts dialled ‰ÛÒ we need to get a KTM up on the top of the podium. It‰Ûªs not too far away - we‰Ûªll get it.
"It‰Ûªs great to be out there racing again. The KTM350EXC-F is awesome, it‰Ûªs the best bike I‰Ûªve ridden for this enduro cross stuff, I‰Ûªm really stoked with that. Now we‰Ûªve got the race jitters out the way we‰Ûªll be good to go for the next one.‰Û