Toby Price is closing in on race leader after a second place for Stage 6

The change of scenery appears to have agreed with Singleton’s Toby Price as he tied for second place during Stage Six of the 2018 Dakar Rally.

Price led the way at the seventh waypoint before the route headed back up a climb above 4,000m, and trailed eventual stage winner KTM teammate, Antoine Meo, by just 30 seconds at the end.

Overall, he still sits in sixth position but is now within 10 minutes of new race leader, Honda rider Kevin Benavides .

Toby Price

Toby Price

The rally crossed into Bolivia and tasted high altitude running on its sixth day, the 313km stage split into two with a neutralisation point at the Peru-Bolivia border.

However, the Peruvian part of the stage - a 118km stretch that took the field up to 4,700m above seal level - was cancelled due to poor weather for the bikes, for whom Stage 6 became a 195km sprint to the overnight stop at La Paz.