DEFENDING champion Toby Price claimed his third consecutive Hattah Desert Race victory for Motorex KTM Off Road Racing at Mildura last week.
On Saturday the Hillston-born enduro star qualified fastest in the all-important Prologue, setting the pace with a 3:14.053sec. His effort was 4.5 seconds quicker than the remainder of the field.
Price was relentless in his quest for victory at Hattah on Sunday, finishing the gruelling eight-lap race in four hours, 16 minutes and 21.135 seconds.
Price finished 5:48.948sec ahead of his nearest rival aboard the KTM 450 SX-F.
“The Hattah Desert Race came together really well in 2012 and it’s definitely nice to get another win under my belt,” Price said after his win.
“I was able to qualify fastest in the prologue, which meant I could take off first and pretty much have a dust-free run on my way to win number three. It was a great win for KTM and for myself.”
Also taking on the event was Motorex KTM Off Road Racing team manager Brad Williscroft, who said despite Australian Off-Road Champion Chris Hollis crashing in the early stages of the event, it was an excellent event for the team.
“It was a really good weekend for the team and for KTM, apart from Chris’s unfortunate crash,” Williscroft said.
“We managed to win the classes that we entered after going down a few days and testing, preparing for the weekend.
“The bikes were faultless for us and I’m very happy with the event – especially since KTM sponsors the event. Hattah has become a really strong event on the calendar to win.”