Finishing as runner-up on today‰Ûªs stage, Toby Price did everything he could to close down the gap on the riders in front of him. Playing catch up following an unfortunate navigational error earlier in the rally, Price‰Ûªs speed in the final stages of the event have been phenomenal. His result today secured third place in the overall standings, an amazing feat considering the 2018 Dakar is the Australian‰Ûªs first competitive outing since injury forced him out of the 2017 event.
‰ÛÏThe final stage is over and it went really well. I‰Ûªm happy to get to the finish line, that was always the main goal right from the start," Price said. "I tried to push today to make up the time on Kevin (Benavides) but halfway through I knew five minutes was just too much and so I just aimed for a safe finish. To finish the Dakar is an achievement in itself, to come away at the end of this year‰Ûªs race with a podium is unbelievable, especially after the year I‰Ûªve had. The whole team have come together and worked so hard, none of us could do it without them. I‰Ûªll concentrate on the 2018 season now and try to get a little stronger and come back here next year looking for the top-step.‰Û