Singleton's Toby Price finishes third as American Ricky Brabec claims the Dakar Rally

THIRD PLACE: Toby Price, who called Singleton home from 2003, finished third in this year's Dakar Rally. (Photo courtesy of Toby Price Media)
THIRD PLACE: Toby Price, who called Singleton home from 2003, finished third in this year's Dakar Rally. (Photo courtesy of Toby Price Media)

Toby Price was unable to claim back to back Dakar Rally titles after completing the final stage only moments ago.

Price finished the final stage third, his fourth podium finish for the month, and also finished the entire event third overall behind Ricky Brabec (the first American to take out the title).

Brabec, who held the lead from Stage 3, finished with a time of 40 hours, 26 minutes and 42 seconds to end his Honda team's 31-year wait for the title.

Chilean Pablo Quintanilla finished runner up 16 minutes and 26 seconds behind the leader while Price managed to finish 24 minutes and six seconds behind.

FINISH LINE: Toby Price.

FINISH LINE: Toby Price.

Though the result marks the end of the KTM's 18-year winning streak, Price has continued to finish in the top three since making his 2015 debut.

His campaign in 2020 added to campaign as a Dakar Rally immortal.

"Thank you to RedBull, KTM Racing, my family, my sponsors and each one of you for the overwhelming support throughout this entire race, it means the world to me," Price declared on social media.

Rodney Faggotter was the next best Australian (placed 13th) ahead of Ben Young (58th), Trevor Collin Wilson (76th) and Matthew Tisdall (96th).

2020 Dakar Rally final leaderboard

  1. Ricky Brabec (USA - Monster Energy Honda Team 2020) 40:02'36"
  2. Pablo Quintanilla (Chile - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) +16'26"
  3. Toby Price (Australia - Red Bull KTM Factory Team) +24'06"
  4. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (Chile - Monster Energy Honda Team 2020) +31'43"
  5. Matthias Walkner (Austria - Red Bull KTM Factory Team) +35'00

Toby Price's results

STAGE ONE - Finished first with a time of 03:21'33" over 752km

STAGE TWO - Finished 17th with a time of 03:51'23" over 393km

STAGE THREE - Finished fifth with a time of 03:38'06" (variation of 08'35") over 504km

STAGE FOUR - Finished sixth with a time of 04:27'50" over 672km

STAGE FIVE - Finished first with a time of 03:57'33" over 564km

STAGE SIX - Finished 11th with a time of 04:53'01" over 830km

STAGE SEVEN - Finished seventh with a time of 04:44'19" (variation of 07'57") over 741km

STAGE EIGHT - (Cancelled)

STAGE NINE - Finished second with a time of 03:32'27" over 886km

STAGE TEN - Finished fourth with a time of 02:14'39" (stage cut short due to safety concerns) over 608km

STAGE ELEVEN - Finished fifth with a time of 04:15'11" over 744km

STAGE TWELVE - Finished third with a time of 01:30'40" over 429km