Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Australian falls just short in car double quest after excelling in second place.
The Australian was a class above on two wheels and was running second on four wheels too before a mechanical failure ended his car category attempt too. Here is all you need to know:
– 2016 Dakar Rally champion Price clinched his record sixth win on home soil despite falling off his bike with 100km still left to race.
– He crossed the line in one hour 57 minutes and 39.5 seconds with local hero Walsh next in and 22-year-old Jack Simpson making up the podium in his rookie year.
– Price, 30, said: “David made it pretty hard for us and we definitely had to push on the way home. I’ve got a sore neck, but we’re happy. I love coming back to Finke and playing in the red dirt, it’s always a good time.”
– The Red Bull Factory KTM man was not so lucky in the car race where Shannon and Ian Rentsch also notched a record-breaking sixth Tatts Finke Desert Race title.
– Price was second in pursuit of an Iron Man double, only for a mechanical failure to end his and navigator Jason Duncan’s race between Mt Squires and Bundooma.
– He revealed: “Unfortunately we blew a power steering pump. I’m a pretty big guy, but it would have wrecked my bike race if I had tried to wheel the truck back.”
– Former winner David Fellows was second with Gregory Rhodes/Mark Bergamin, while Jack Rhodes and David Pullino came third in Australia’s toughest off-road race.