The 7X Finke Desert Race champion has made history after claiming the buggy category win!
Aussie motorsport champ Toby Price is no stranger to making history. He’s been doing it for most of his career – and has the trophy cabinet to prove it.
Famous for taking out the bike category of Australia’s toughest offroad race six times in the past, Price has made history after taking first place in the buggy category of this year’s race after crossing the finish line shortly before 9:00am Monday morning.
Price is the first person ever to have won both the buggy and bike categories of the race.
Toby and his team logged a record-breaking time of one hour 39 minutes for the first leg of the event – smashing his own time racing in the buggy category in 2019’s race by more than five minutes.
The Finke ain’t known as Australia’s toughest offroad race for nothing. Entrants slug it out across a grueling 229km course from Alice Springs to Aputula and back (458km total) over the two-day event.
Price has had a long-term affiliation with BFGoodrich and has worked with their team to fine tune the ultimate performance in offroad tyre technology.
Toby’s latest win in the buggy category of the Finke Desert Race can be added to his trophy cabinet, along with his previous six wins in the bike category of the event and his two wins in the bike class of the prestigious Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2019.
The return leg of the bike category of this year’s Finke race has been cancelled due to a tragic incident where a racing vehicle lost control near the finish line, leaving a spectator dead and two others injured.