Australian Toby Price has posted fastest times on the short, 10-kilometre Prologue stage of the 2018 Rally du Maroc.
Held near the city of Fes in the north east of Morocco, the Prologue marked the opening day of racing at the 2018 Rally du Maroc. The 47 kilometres covered by the riders included a short 10 kilometre timed special held on fast, but extremely slippery terrain. The results of this sprint decide the start order for Friday‰Ûªs Stage One.
Coming into this final round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship just eight points down on the leader, Toby Price is aiming to claim as many points from the event as possible, including stage wins. Flying on the Moroccan dirt, Price posted the fastest time on the stage, 10 seconds ahead of Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland. Earning himself first pick of the start order for tomorrow‰Ûªs stage, the 2016 Dakar Rally Champion has given himself the best advantage possible as he starts the rally.
‰ÛÏIt was a really tricky, slippery stage today but I‰Ûªve come out with the win so I‰Ûªm happy with that and get first pick for tomorrow," Price said. "It doesn‰Ûªt make too much difference to the overall rally, but it‰Ûªs nice to know my pace is good and the plan is to push on again tomorrow and hopefully get another good result.‰Û