Toby Price (KTM) took the lead in the Dakar Rally
Price managed to steal the lead in the 2020 Dakar Rally from Ricky Brabec (Honda). The top ten riders in the overall standings are under ten minutes. Here is the news after Stage One of the 2020 Dakar Rally.
The first day of the 2020 Dakar covered 752 km from Jeddah to Al Wajh. A total of 319 km were timed and it seemed like Ricky Brabec (Honda) was running away with the win. He led the rally for the first 100 km before Price overtook him.
The KTM rider managed to win the first stage of the 2020 Dakar with a lead of 2m05s. His teammates, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland finished third and fifth.
Honda's Kevin Benavides is fourth in the overall standings. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) finished sixth followed by Joan Barreda (Honda), Luciano Benavides (KTM) and Andrew Short (Husqvarna). Yamaha’s rider Adrien Van Beveren closed the top ten on the first stage of the 2020 Dakar.
Standings after Stage One
1 Toby Price (KTM) – 3h19m33s
2 Ricky Brabec (Honda) – 2m05s
3 Matthias Walkner (KTM) – 2m40s
4 Kevin Benavides (Honda) – 4m31s
5 Sam Sunderland (KTM) – 5m15s
6 Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) – 5m36s
7 Joan Barreda (Honda) – 7m51s
8 Luciano Benavides (KTM) – 8m56s
9 Andrew Short (Husqvarna) – 9m03s
10 Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) – 9m52s