KTM OFF-ROAD RACING
KTM Enduro Racing Team riders Toby Price, Tye Simmonds and Daniel Sanders have dominated the top placings at this year's Hattah Desert Race near Mildura, finishing first, second and fourth respectively.
Price once again demonstrated why he is Australia's King of the Desert, showing complete mastery of the unique Hattah conditions aboard his KTM 500 EXC to win his fifth career Hattah race.
The first rider away after setting the fastest time in Saturday's prologue, Price exploded out to an early lead before settling into a steady race-winning pace that yielded a 3 minute victory over similarly mounted Simmonds, with Josh Green third overall.
‰ÛÏAnother win today and I'm stoked." Price said. "It was a good run, after winning the Prologue yesterday we started off from the front and I think that definitely helped, the dust was thicker in the first part of the race before the track chewed and exposed a little bit of moisture in the sandy parts.
"In the first couple of laps I put on a really good charge and pulled a bit of a gap, and after that I settled into a comfortable pace in and felt really good. The whole team worked really well once again and gave us the equipment that we needed to get a 1-2, as well as a fourth place position and Louis in eighth.
"It‰Ûªs unreal. The whole crew did a really good job on our pitstops, Mick Carusi did a really good job prepping all our bikes and Grabbo has done an amazing job is always. The whole team, Mick and Trav and Blizzard, those guys have done in a real job.‰Û