Australian motorbike rider Toby Price, of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team, sprays sparkling wine into his mouth after winning the 2016 Dakar Rally, in Rosario, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Price became the first Australian winner of the motorbikes class, almost 40 minutes ahead of KTM teammate Stefan Svitko of Slovakia.
Australian motorbike rider Toby Price, of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team, sprays sparkling wine into his mouth after winning the 2016 Dakar Rally, in Rosario, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Price became the first Australian winner of the motorbikes class, almost 40 minutes ahead of KTM teammate Stefan Svitko of Slovakia. AP Photo - Jorge Saenz

Toby Price the first Aussie to win Dakar Rally category

TOBY Price has become the first Australian to win a category of the Dakar Rally.

Price finished fourth on the 13th and final stage of the world's toughest off-road race to easily finish top of the overall bike standings.

The 28-year-old from Singleton in the Hunter Valley started the day more than 37 minutes in front and finished the 180km stage to Rosario in Argentina in 1:55:49 to extend his lead by more than two minutes and win the bikes section by 39:41.

"I don't know what to say, I don't know what to think. I'm in shock," Price said after taking the chequered flag.

"I never would've thought I could win this race in my second participation. This is incredible for my family, my friends and my fans back in Australia.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

Australian Toby Price waves after winning the first position trophy of the Rally Dakar 2016, bike category, in Rosario, Argentina, 16 January 2016.
Australian Toby Price waves after winning the first position trophy of the Rally Dakar 2016, bike category, in Rosario, Argentina, 16 January 2016. EPA - Nicolás Aguilera


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