TOBY PRICE DROPS IN DAKAR RALLY

Hunter rider Toby Price has dropped from first to 9th overall, in the bike division of the Dakar Rally at the end of Stage Two.

The defending champion finished a disappointing 17th in the second stage, as he completed almost 400 kilometres across the Saudi Arabian Desert, admitting that starting first is often a disadvantage.

Price is expected to be better suited to Stage Three, as he tries to make his way back up the standings.

The third day will take the rally through a series of canyons and mountains to the Dakar’s highest altitude of 1,400 metres, tracking towards the border with Jordan.