Winning his eighth round win for the season at Kyogle, Toby Price added a fifth AORC title to his ever-growing trophy cabinet.

With victories at Finke and Hattah and a podium finish in his maiden Dakar Rally already under his belt, KTM’s Toby Price has extended his 2015 purple patch to include a successful defense of the Australian Off-Road Championship – the fifth AORC crown of his career!

The KTM Enduro Racing Team rider crafted a cautious second-place finish during tricky conditions on round nine behind CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis, but made himself right at home on round 10 with a big win.

In his farewell season racing in Australia before focusing on Dakar and the world Rally Championships, Price was determined to put the title beyond doubt at Kyogle to remove the pressure for the final two rounds. And that’s exactly what he did!

Toby Price: “We’re stoked. That’s the result we were looking for, and we had a good weekend. Saturday I didn’t quite fire into gear straight away and there were a few mistakes. We weren’t allowed to walk the track and it was meant to be cross country, but it ended up being sprints, so I came in not too prepared on Saturday and it took me a little bit to get going. But we still had a pretty good result finishing second yesterday and coming away with the win today and my fifth Australian off-road championship is just a dream come true. It’s been a great year and I can’t thank the whole KTM team enough, Jeff Leisk and Grabbo and all the boys, Mick and Trav and Blizzard, Tim Cole, everyone’s been an awesome help this year and made it all that little bit easier for myself to worry about what I’ve got to do. So, yeah, unreal!”

Chris Hollis: “Saturday was a good day – it was very wet, slippery and muddy and the track was very technical, but things went well so I can’t complain. I’d never even thought about it (his first outright AORC round win in two years); I’ve always been second. It was just good to get a win and get the 450 up on the top step. Hopefully I can pull another win off in the next round in Dungog (Monkerai) because it has similar conditions to what we had here.”

Round 9 – Overall Top 8

1. Chris Hollis (Yamaha)

2. Toby Price (KTM)

3. Daniel Sanders (KTM)

4. Tye Simmonds (KTM)

5. Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna)

6. Glenn Kearney (Husqvarna)

7. Josh Green (Yamaha)

8. Scott Keegan (Husqvarna)

Round 10 – Overall Top 8

1. Toby Price (KTM)

2. Chris Hollis (Yamaha)

3 Josh Green (Yamaha)

4. Daniel Sanders (KTM)

5. Glenn Kearney (Husqvarna)

6. Beau Ralston (Yamaha)

7. Tye Simmonds (KTM)

8. Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna)

2015 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship

Provisional Points after round 10 of 12

1. Toby Price 240

2. Josh Green 185

3. Daniel Sanders 178

4. Chris Hollis 165

5. Tye Simmonds 155

6. Beau Ralston 151

7. Glenn Kearney 143

8. Lachlan Stanford 130