If there’s ever been a story worth writing about, it’s Toby Price’s rise in the world of offroad racing.
From humble beginnings to a seat on the Factory Kawasaki supercross team, winning the Australian Off-Road Championship in his first year riding enduro, to winning the Four Day Enduro, Six Day Enduro, the Finke Desert Race, the Hattah Desert Race and ultimately the biggest of them all, the Dakar Rally.
Along the way, Toby has had more than his equal share of tragedy and tough times to offset the highlights. From an injury-plagued early career to a crash that very nearly left him in a wheelchair. Toby has suffered the passing of his beloved sister as well as competitors he called friends.
Through all of this Toby has grown but remained recognizable at all times and not morphing into a personality greater than the sport.
TOBY PRICE: A STORY OF TOUGHNESS
I once met Toby in the pits prior to the start of the Finke Desert Race and asked why he was limping. He told me a stick had gone through his foot a couple of days before. Moments later he pulled the helmet on and proceeded to kick everyone’s arse over the next three days of racing. With a hole in his foot.
But perhaps his most admirable trait is his patience with and appreciation for his fans, who line up in the hundreds for a chance to grab a G-day and an autograph. Price will stay until the line is finished and this is often well into the night at a race like Finke.
The book is launched on February 1, 2022 (RRP $34.99). It should be a wild ride page-after-page with an insane amount of winning chronicled therein and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy.