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KTM Confirms Toby Price Departure From The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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Photo of Toby Price as he prepares for the 2024 Dakar Rally
Toby Price and KTM have concluded their successful partnership after 15 years.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have confirmed Toby Price’s departure from their Rally Team thanking the Australian for his time at the team but no explanation as to their decision not to resign the two-time Dakar Rally Champion and consistent contender.

The manufacturer thanked Price for the many achievements and results he earned with the team over the past nine seasons, as his contract concludes.

Price has competed on KTM machinery for 15 years, including nine as a factory rider, securing a world championship title and two Dakar victories for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. Beginning his journey with the brand at home in Australia, Toby secured an incredible five Australian Off-Road Championship titles before making a name for himself on the world stage. At the 2014 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), the Australian represented his country and topped the E3 category before beginning his career in the rally discipline.

In 2016, his second year as a factory rider, Toby triumphed at the Dakar Rally, winning five of the 14 stages to take the victory with a lead of nearly 40 minutes. Just three years later, Price brought home his second Dakar Rally win on his KTM 450 RALLY, despite suffering a broken wrist during the race. The 2024 edition of the event marked Toby’s 10th time competing at the Dakar.

Complementing his Dakar successes, 2018 saw the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ace crowned FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion, his first world title, after a successful season of stage wins, podiums, and victory at the Rallye du Maroc.

KTM would like to thank Toby for the multitude of achievements he has shared with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. The entire team wishes Toby all the best in his further career.

Andreas Hölzl – Rally Team Manager, said, “First of all, we would like to say a huge thank you to Toby for all of his incredible achievements with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. It’s safe to say I share the sentiment of the whole team in that we are sorry to see Toby go, but we would like to thank him for the key role he has played in the team for so many years. From his two Dakar wins to his world championship title, Toby has always given 110%. He is a team player through and through and has shown incredible passion and commitment to the brand over the years. We wish Toby all the very best for the future.”

Pit Beirer – KTM Motorsports Director, concluded syaing, “A massive thank you to Toby for everything he has contributed to our rally program, and for the passion he has constantly shown for the sport and the brand. Joining the KTM family over 15 years ago, he has brought home a collection of trophies and successes for the team, including his world championship title and two Dakar wins. Toby has been a hugely influential member of the rally team, and his significance to the brand and its many triumphs cannot be overstated. I’m certain I speak for all at KTM when I wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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