Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have announced a contract extension with Toby Price that will see the Australian compete in the 2024 Dakar Rally – his 10th Dakar and 15th year in total on orange machines.

Two-time winner of the Dakar Rally, Toby Price should need little introduction on these pages. The Australian has raced on KTM machinery for over 15 years, has five Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) titles, raced the 2014 ISDE for team Oz where he topped the E3 category.

By then he’d also switched to racing rally-raid and by 2016 had clinched his first Dakar Rally, winning five of the 14 stages and ultimately claiming victory by close to 40 minutes. In 2019, he took his second win at the world’s toughest cross-country rally, despite completing the event with a broken wrist.

Committing for another season shows the fires is still in the belly for the big man who narrowly missed out on the ’23 dakar win to his teammate Kevin Benavides in the final stage.

Toby Price: “I’m definitely excited to have signed to race another Dakar with the Red Bull KTM team. I’ve been racing for KTM for 15 years now and for the factory since 2015, so it feels great to be able to race the biggest, toughest rally for them once again. It’s been a long journey with the KTM brand and one that I think it’s fair to say has brought both sides heaps of success along the way. With this contract extension signed now, I’m really looking forward to focusing on the Dakar early next year and hopefully keeping KTM up front.”

Enduro21 caught up with Toby on the rest day at the 2023 Dakar Rally: 2023 Dakar Rally: Toby Price Interview – rest day catch-up with the two-time winner

Lying second overall in the 2023 FIM World Rally-Raid Championship, where he trails the leader by just nine points after some bad luck and close finishes, the Rallye du Maroc is tge last race of 2023 before switching to the 2024 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia from January 5-19.

Andreas Hölzl – KTM’s new Rally Team Manager – says it’s great to have Toby confirmed to ride with the team at the 2024 Dakar Rally: “I’ve known Toby for many years now and it’s safe to say his passion and commitment to the KTM brand is outstanding. The Dakar is unpredictable and incredibly tough, but as we’ve seen time and time again, Toby’s strength and willpower enables him to fight through and always deliver his best. This is going to be my first Dakar as Rally Team Manager and I’m so pleased that Toby will be part of the team. We’ll give it everything that’s for certain – we’re looking forward to January.”