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Toby Price Wins the Finke Desert Race 🏆

Toby Price Wins the Finke Desert Race 🏆

Toby Price has won the 2021 Finke Desert Race alongside navigators Mark Dutton and Joe Weining in the car category.

By doing so, Price wrote himself into the history books, by becoming the first person to win both the bike and car category.

The Finke Desert Race is split across two legs, where competitors travel 226kms from Alice Springs to the remote community of Finke on the first leg, and back to Alice Springs on the return leg. 

Price and his team were highly favoured coming into event, after unveiling the first ever built Mitsubishi Triton Trophy Truck at the end of May. 

Price alongside navigator Dutton proved the hype was real, by winning the prologue the day prior to the race, which would progress the pair to pole position for the start of the opening leg. 

Price and Dutton made the most of a clear track ahead of them, powering to Finke in a record breaking time of 01:39:15.6. 

After three failure attempts to finish the car category in previous years, Price was determined to complete the race for the first time. 

Ahead of the second leg, Dutton was substituted for Weining as navigator in the #487 Trophy Truck. It provided no difference, as Price went onto claim the chequered flag and win the Finke Desert Race. 

It was Price’s seventh victory of the event, after taking out the bike category a previous six times. 

Thoughts and insights from the team at Owlpine Group.

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Toby Price Unveils World-First Mitsubishi Triton Inspired Trophy Truck

Toby Price Unveils World-First Mitsubishi Triton Inspired Trophy Truck

Toby Price, 2-time Dakar Rally Champion & 6-time Finke Desert Race Winner, has tonight unveiled his brand-new Mitsubishi Triton Trophy Truck in Burleigh Heads, Queensland.

The brand new TSCO built Trophy Truck touched down in Sydney last week after an extensive design and build process, timed perfectly for Price to debut the Dougans 6 Litre V8 powered machine in the 2021 Finke Desert Race in central Australia.

The body of the Trophy Truck has been uniquely modeled after the Mitsubishi Triton GSR and the Triton Concept Truck, a world first in its own. 

 Price’s concept for the Triton body first came to life at the beginning of 2020 and since then, he has worked closely with Mitsubishi Motors Australia and the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Triton Design team, as well as Fiberwerx in the USA to bring his vision to life.  

The Trophy Truck, designed by John Vance at TSCO, has a Dougans 6.0 litre naturally aspirated V8, 6 speed sequential Albins gearbox, Paddle Shift, MoTeC System, state-of-the-art FOX shocks and rides on METHOD bead lock rims and BF Goodrich Tyres.

Price also announced that in partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering, Mark “Dutto” Dutton, Team Manager from Supercars Team Red Bull Ampol Racing, would be his head navigator for the 2021 Finke Desert Race. 

The Finke Desert Race will run from June 11-14 in Alice Springs, Australia.

Thoughts and insights from the team at Owlpine Group.

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Toby Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia! 🏅

Toby Price has received a Medal of the Order of Australia honour today at Government House in Brisbane!

Toby was awarded the medal in an intimate ceremony by Queensland Governor, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.

Toby received his OAM in the General Division for Services to Motorsport both on home soil in Australia & Internationally. 

Toby was recognised for his two Dakar Rally Wins, five Australian Off-Road Championships, five Hattah Desert Rallies, six Finke Desert Rallies and two Australian 4-Day Enduro Wins.

Thoughts and insights from the team at Owlpine Group.