Dakar Rally Aussie Assault
January 12, 2018

Toby Price leads the Aussie assault after six stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally, sitting sixth overall after his best stage of the race claiming third place at Arequipa/La Paz.

Aboard his Factory Red Bull KTM, Price completed the sixth stage in 01h 54m 40s, finishing only 30 seconds behind his teammate and stage winner Antoine Meo.
Fellow Australian Dakar Rally racer Rodney Faggotter is back for his fourth Dakar Rally riding for Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team, and is currently placed in 18th overall after stage six.
Faggotter placed 26th in stage six and leaves himself with some work to do to if he is to beat his best performance overall at Dakar which was 14th overall back in 2013.
First time Dakar Rally rider Scott Britnell has waited along time for this opportunity and finally gets his chance at 43-years of age aboard a Grit Adventures KTM.
Britnellís first Dakar has him sitting in 78th overall after finishing stage six in 96th position.
Friday will see our Aussies enjoy a well-earned rest day in the city of La Paz, Bolivia. This break will give the riders a chance to get acclimatised to the altitude of the Bolivian Altiplano; the city of La Paz sits 3640m above sea level.
Racing kicks off again on Saturday for stage seven the first of two marathon stages, La Paz to Uyuni.
To keep track of our Australian riders compositing at the Dakar Rally head to https://www.dakar.com/en
Photo Courtesy of Toby Price Facebook

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