KTM’S Toby Price has won another stage and is within striking distance of the outright lead in the Dakar Rally, closing to within 35 seconds of Goncalves (Hon) while winning stage six.
The longest stage of the 2016 event, Price was simply too strong for the competition, really gaining ground near the end of the day when everyone else was tiring.
After yesterday’s victory, Toby Price (KTM) today won the longest special on the Dakar 2016, making it his third triumph since the start. Neck and neck with Gonçalves (Honda) throughout the day, the Australian made the difference over the last kilometres of the stage. In the general standings, whilst the Portuguese rider retains command of the rally, Price has come back to within 35 seconds. The day also witnessed a considerable amount of withdrawals.
Joan Barreda is injured and is unlikely to continue, although he did complete stage 6. Husqvarna’s Ruben Faria has a fractured wrist and is out.