March 20, 2024

Toby Price and KTM reportedly split

Toby Price and KTM reportedly split

In news we didn't expect, Australian rally-raid star Toby Price has today announced that his contract with the Red Bull KTM Factory Rally Team was not renewed after their 2024 Dakar Rally campaign.

The announcement came via Price's social media accounts where he disclosed to his over 500,000 followers that his contract with the team has come to an end.

"Everyone has been asking me about what events I’ll be riding in this year, but in some personal news, KTM has decided to not renew my contract so Dakar 2024 was my last event with them…" he wrote.

"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. 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. For now my focus is on the 2024 SCORE International Championship with Team Australia and to see what comes next."

Price has been with KTM since 2009 with his debut at the Dakar Rally coming in 2015 where he placed an incredible 3rd overall. He then went on to win the incredibly tough event in both 2016 and 2019 for KTM.

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In the 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally, Price finished 5th overall just minutes behind his sole KTM teammate Kevin Benevides who finished fourth. The KTM pair finished the rally on a high with a 1st and 2nd place finish on the final stage of the rally.

KTM has yet to make an official statement on Price's departure from the Red Bull Factory KTM Rally Team.