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KTM’s Toby Price Rewarded For Courage

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KTM Enduro Racing Team rider Toby Price was rewarded for a display of guts after he toughed out two painful days in the saddle in an effort to stay in the hunt for a record fourth Australian Off-Road Championship, as the series continued at Boyland in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Still carrying severe bone bruising in his wrist after a crash on day two of the championship opener at Bulahdelah, Price gritted his teeth on both days and still managed to finish second outright to defending champion Daniel Milner.

With former series leader Chris Hollis striking problems in Queensland, Price‰Ûªs courageous ride brought him six points closer to the championship lead, as Yamaha's Daniel Milner took over the front-running.

‰ÛÏIt's all been reasonably good, it wasn't maximum points but at least it's some, and we're closer to the lead which is good." Price commented after rounds three and four of the 2014 championship.

"It would have been better for the healing process not to have ridden, but I would have been done for in the championship standings. Hopefully this will set us up for something later on.

"I had to use my legs a lot more out there, but every time I would brake hard the wrist would hurt. Everything is sore and aching tonight, but I've got a couple more weeks up my sleeve now so I will do the best I can to keep it moving forward with the recovery.‰Û
Peter Boyle stacked two more E1 podiums toward his championship charge. - Credit: FourOhFour
The KTM team‰Ûªs E1 competitor Peter Boyle had another consistent haul in the small-bore class, his two podium results including a third on Saturday and a runner-up finish behind Tom McCormack on Sunday.

‰ÛÏThe event was pretty good for us, a bit warm here but a lot nicer than it is at home , and it was good to get a lot more time on the bike in racing conditions." Boyle admitted. "Were still changing a few things here and there and learning the bike.

"We made a final gearing change today and I think it helped me a little. I enjoyed the track, it was kind of one-lined and dusty, and slipperier than yesterday. You just had to hit the ruts and hang on, and keep doing that the whole way round."

Top Image: Toby Price did plenty of teeth-gritting as he rode around painful wrist bruising at the weekend's AORC round. His reward was staying in the title hunt.

Credit: FourOhFour

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