Date: 8 months ago   Category: Moto

KTM Factory Racing is a world champion in rally of 2018

The pilot of the factory KTM Factory Racing team, the winner of Dakar-2016 Toby Price will return on rally marathon to South America in the status of the world champion of FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship of 2018.

of МОТОГОНКИ.РУ, on October 10, 2018 - the Factory KTM team consists of the champions having not only a victory on Dakar now, but also in a world series on rally: Matthias Valkner won rally marathon in 2018, having become the world champion in 2015; Toby Price at first won Dakar in 2016, and now became also the world champion; there was only Sam Sanderlend who took in hand the Gold Tuareg in 2017 - it for the official champion's title lacked only several points.

31-year-old Toby Price entered a season of 2018, having become the bronze prize-winner of rally marathon Dakar. The Australian began the final race FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with a victory in a prolog, and finished it with comfortable advantage almost 7 minutes over Valkner.

the Closest persecutor on the season course in the world rally championship at Price was the pilot of the factory Husqvarna project, the last year's world champion Pablo Quintanilla. The Chilean began year with a victory on Abu Dhabu Desert Challenge, but then lost positions to Price and other rivals. Nevertheless, applicants for a title approached the final with the minimum gap in the account. For Quintanilla the final of the World Cup developed unsuccessfully: as a result, he took only the 4th place, having conceded to the leader of nearly 35 minutes - this result - and there were not enough only 6 points for a fight with Price. Results of FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship 2018: 1. Toby Price (AUS), KTM - 91 points
2. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL), Husqvarna - 85

3. Matthias Valkner (AUT), KTM - 75

4. Paulo Goncalves (POR), Honda - 70

5. Kevin Benyavides (ARG), Honda - 56



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