13 hours ago
🇦🇺 Daniel Sanders in his rookie year in the Dakar Rally claimed 4th position overall and taken out the Dakar Rally Rookie of the Year on the last day of competition. The result is simply spectacular for the young 2020 Australian Off-Road Champion, who has clearly shown he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
22 hours ago
Current Australian Off Road Championship Champion Daniel Sanders could be on the verge of creating history in the Dakar Rally in his Rookie year as he is within striking distance of a top three finish after finishing 4th in Stage 11 and now sits in 4th overall.
"I rode really good the first part of the stage then got into some dust and was just trying to get through the day with no big mistakes. In the end it was a big relief seeing the finish. Very difficult navigation which I liked and probably the most enjoyable day so far.
"We have a sort special stage tomorrow of 202km looking forward to seeing that finish line. "
Michael Burgess (Destination Dakar Roadbook Adventures) has also had a good Dakar again making improvements in Stage 11 moving into 28th place despite copping dust storms from riders in front of him.
Badly injured Andrew Joseph Houlihan continues to defy his crippling hand injury to march forward and is currently in 51st place.
"Many of us, me included, are now even having trouble just getting on and off the bikes because of body fatigue. One of the team has to help me to get all my heavy gear off”, Andrew said. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Leading Australian rider in the Dakar Rally Daniel Sanders now sits in 6th place after a tough Stage 10 where he got lost a few times before settling into a rhythm to conserve energy for a big stage 11.
Michael Burgess also improved moving into 28th position overall while the injured Andrew Joseph Houlihan dug deep to improve crossing the line in 52nd position.
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Toby Price Racing gives an update on his condition following his crash in the Dakar Rally yesterday. We wish him a speedy recoveryWell, I’ve finally broken my 30th bone! Crashed out in Stage 9 yesterday, I don’t remember much but I’ve got a pretty sore collarbone, shoulder and hand and will need surgery for that... Dissapointed to not make the finish and let down the KTM Factory Racing team and my sponsors but that’s racing unfortunately this time around. Thank you Sam Sunderland and Ricky Brabec Racing for stopping to help me, I was off with the fairies that day but I heard you took good care of me!
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Stage 9 of the Dakar was another tough one for Australian riders with Toby Price Racing crashing out of the race suffering a broken collarbone and some concussion.
Daniel Sanders in his rookie year continues to impress.
The young Australian suffered another fall losing his hydration system and also stopped to assist Price, but managed to salvage 8th in the stage and now sits in 6th place overall.
Michael Burgess made more gains in Stage 9 stepping into 30th overall.
Andrew Joseph Houlihan continues to soldier on with a broken scaphoid and despite the setback managed to leap forward nearly 10 positions into 53rd.
Stage 10 sees riders tackle a 241km liaison and a 342km special. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Breaking news.....Aussie Dakar hopeful Toby Price has crashed out of the race.
Price was running strongly in today’s stage before crashing and being airlifted to hospital.
We understand he has sustained injuries to his left arm and shoulder and will shortly undergo X-rays.
We will provide further updates as they come through ... See MoreSee Less
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