KTM parts ways with Toby Price

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Toby Price suiting up to ride his KTM Red Bull Racing rally bike

Two-time Dakar winner, Toby Price, is without a ride stating KTM had declined to renew his contract with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team.

The Aussie legend had previously signed a contract extension that saw him compete and finish 5th in the 2024 Dakar, but after an incredibly successful run with the Austrian manufacturer, it seems KTM doesn’t agree with Toby that he still has plenty of winning in him.


“KTM has decided to not renew my contract, so Dakar 2024 was my last event with them. I do feel like I’m still in my prime and going out there fighting for wins, especially at Dakar so it’s unfortunate to not have that opportunity to do it in 2025 but I’m really appreciative of the support they gave me in my career.”

Toby’s 5th in Dakar came after an incredibly close 2nd place finish in 2023 so it’s hard to reason that he isn’t still one of the fastest rally riders in the world. It would come as little surprise should another manufacturer attempt to sign Price, but the extent of the injuries accumulated through the years of high-level racing with a fearless attitude will surely play a part in assessing his future prospects under a different banner.


Toby’s time on KTM started in enduro long before he was signed for Dakar. Toby was grabbed by KTM after he won the first national enduro title he competed for in 2009, riding a Kawasaki and facing off against the legend, Stefan Merriman.

From there he went on to win everything in enduro as well as the Finke Desert Race and the Hattah Desert race multiple times. Race

KTM debuted Price at the 2015 Dakar where he finished third overall. He would go on to win two Dakar titles in his ten years competing in the brutal race, one of those wins (2019) coming despite racing with a broken wrist.

He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to motorsport on Australia Day, 2021.


“We’ve been able to do some great things together like win two Dakars and get a couple podiums, a World Championship and our success in Australia too. A big thank you also to Red Bull, Blundstone Australia, Can-Am Off-Road, ARB 4×4 Accessories and BFGoodrich Tires who have been riding along with me on the bike, really looking forward to the future. For now, my focus is on the 2024 SCORE International Championship with Team Australia and to see what comes next.”

Throughout much of the last decade, Toby has also competed in cars when battling not on two wheels, a path that seems to have become a firmer future direction as the years have progressed.