2019 Dakar Rally Results: KTM Claims 18 Straight Wins (Video)

2019 Dakar Rally Results: KTM Toby Price
KTM's Toby Price

2019 Dakar Rally Results, Motorcycles

When we previewed the 2019 Dakar Rally, we asked the question – can KTM claim its 18th-straight title?

Though the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team had some serious rivalry from the Monster Energy Honda and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Rally teams throughout the “world’s toughest race,” when the the shortest Dakar on record with 10 stages ended, KTM claimed not only the win, but swept the podium.

2019 Dakar Rally Results: KTM Toby Price
KTM’s Toby Price

Earning the victory at the 41st edition of Dakar was Toby Price.

This was his second Dakar Rally win, his first arriving in 2016. Joining the Australian on the podium were teammates Matthias Walkner, the 2018 Dakar Rally winner, and Sam Sunderland, the 2018 winner.

KTM says that Price pushed right from the start, knowing he couldn’t spare a single second on the well-traveled route. Just six miles into the stage, however, the Australian’s nearest – Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla – allowing Price free to complete the special at a steadier pace.

Price, who rode just weeks after breaking right hand’s scaphoid (small bone in wrist) in a training accident,  pushed on to ultimately claim the stage-10 win along with his second Dakar title. Overall Price finished 9:13 minutes ahead of Walkner, and 13:34 ahead of Sunderland.

“It feels amazing to stand here knowing I have won the Dakar, I don’t think it has really sunk in yet,” Toby Price says. “I thought at the beginning of the event I would be lucky to even make the rest day. My Red Bull KTM bike has been amazing, I want to say a big thank you to my mechanic for that.

“The whole crew here do an amazing job – without them I would be no one. The team put in so much work on the lead up to the event and when we get here it’s down to me out there on the track so it feels amazing to be able to reward them all with this result and keep KTM’s winning streak going.

“It was so tight going into the stage this morning, both Pablo and I knew we would have to push right from the start. Unfortunately for him, he went too hard off a dune but he really deserves a win too – everyone that starts this race deserves a win. The plan now is to go home and relax for a little while, I know I need to have my wrist seen to, so I’ll get that sorted and then it won’t be long before we start it all over again.”

2019 Dakar Rally Results: KTM PodiumOverall, 75 of 149 bikes finished, including

the top American finisher Andrew Short. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory pilot finished fifth overall, 44:10 minutes behind, and ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla.

As for the other Americans, Monster Energy Honda’s Ricky Brabec was forced to retire while in the lead with two stages remaining – the same thing that happened to him in 2018. Brabec’s engine failed, forcing him to DNF.

Klymciw Racing KTM 450 Rally rider Garret Poucher finished 32nd, and BAS Dakar Team KTM 450 Rally rider Nathan Rafferty finished 50th.

Pit Beirer (KTM Motorsport Director) also commented: “For us it’s another special moment, especially going into the new season, as all racing worlds are looking at Dakar. It was a very, very tough race – listening to the riders so far it was the toughest they ever went through.

“It’s just such a long fight, and we always prepare, fight and hope with our riders. We struggled with their pain, but at the end of the day we could turn the race around another time and to win it with such a dominating result is just incredible. The 1-2-3 may look easy on paper, but if you follow the Dakar and how difficult it was to reach this result it’s just amazing what our people are doing; the bike preparation, logistics, trucks, physiotherapy and everything behind is all important.

“I really want to thank our fantastic team, it’s really the number one team in the world – how the guys prepare for the Dakar, how the engineers build the bike, how the riders do such a fantastic race. Toby has defied the odds; while it was looking like it may not be possible for him to start this year’s Dakar, winning together was something we could only have dreamed of. His fighting spirit to the final kilometer with the injury he has is remarkable.

“Matthias fought so hard for second, which is a great achievement especially as many riders struggle the year after winning the Dakar, and Sam’s race was not easy for his hard-fought third place – we are looking forward to hearing all of their stories. Luciano, who has so far been classed as our team junior, also had a fantastic race, as did Laia Sanz – who yet again put on an outstanding performance.

“We are so proud of our rally achievements in KTM; we are happy that we are at the finish line and we now look forward to our team returning home so we can celebrate this moment together.”

2019 Dakar Rally Overall Results

os.Exp.Drive-TeamMark-ModelTimeVariationPenality
13

TOBY PRICE

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM33h 57′ 16”00h 01′ 33”
21

MATTHIAS WALKNER

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM34h 06′ 29”+ 00h 09′ 13”00h 03′ 00”
314

SAM SUNDERLAND

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM34h 10′ 50”+ 00h 13′ 34”00h 02′ 00”
46

PABLO QUINTANILLA

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING34h 18′ 02”+ 00h 20′ 46”
529

ANDREW SHORT

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING34h 41′ 26”+ 00h 44′ 10”
618

XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM34h 51′ 16”+ 00h 54′ 00”00h 01′ 00”
710

JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 201935h 05′ 22”+ 01h 08′ 06”00h 15′ 00”
877

LUCIANO BENAVIDES

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM35h 06′ 26”+ 01h 09′ 10”
97

ORIOL MENA

HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY36h 05′ 57”+ 02h 08′ 41”
1028

DANIEL NOSIGLIA JAGER

MEC HRC36h 29′ 09”+ 02h 31′ 53”00h 02′ 00”
1117

LAIA SANZ

KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM37h 21′ 26”+ 03h 24′ 10”00h 02′ 30”
1247

KEVIN BENAVIDES

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 201937h 38′ 30”+ 03h 41′ 14”03h 15′ 00”
13114

ROSS BRANCH

BAS DAKAR TEAM37h 47′ 27”+ 03h 50′ 11”00h 15′ 00”
1442

MAURIZIO GERINI

SOLARYS RACING38h 25′ 57”+ 04h 28′ 41”00h 03′ 00”
1538

MILAN ENGEL

MOTO RACING GROUP (MRG)39h 08′ 48”+ 05h 11′ 32”00h 04′ 00”
1643

ADAM TOMICZEK

ORLEN TEAM39h 14′ 06”+ 05h 16′ 50”
1727

JOAQUIM RODRIGUES

HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY39h 18′ 35”+ 05h 21′ 19”00h 41′ 00”
1830

MARC SOLA TERRADELLAS

FN SPEED TEAM39h 33′ 26”+ 05h 36′ 10”
19108

KENNETH GILBERT

BAS DAKAR TEAM40h 22′ 48”+ 06h 25′ 32”
20110

SEBASTIAN BÜHLER

BÜHLER RACING TEAM40h 51′ 26”+ 06h 54′ 10”01h 20′ 00”
2139

BENJAMIN MELOT

NOMADE RACING40h 54′ 09”+ 06h 56′ 53”00h 15′ 00”
2224

ADRIEN METGE

SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY42h 36′ 11”+ 08h 38′ 55”03h 15′ 00”
2337

LOIC MINAUDIER

NOMADE RACING42h 46′ 36”+ 08h 49′ 20”
2492

ARUNAS GELAZNINKAS

ARUNAS GELAZNINKAS43h 04′ 39”+ 09h 07′ 23”00h 40′ 00”
2516

MICHAEL METGE

SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY43h 56′ 26”+ 09h 59′ 10”03h 23′ 00”
2641

MOHAMMED BALOOSHI

DUUST RALLY TEAM43h 57′ 37”+ 10h 00′ 21”
27129

PAUL SPIERINGS

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING44h 23′ 01”+ 10h 25′ 45”00h 22′ 00”
2869

FLORENT VAYSSADE

NOMADE RACING44h 47′ 15”+ 10h 49′ 59”01h 05′ 00”
2954

FAUSTO MOTA

TESLA-TAMEGA RALLY TEAM45h 18′ 16”+ 11h 21′ 00”
3060

EDWIN STRAVER

EDWIN STRAVER45h 51′ 24”+ 11h 54′ 08”
3151

ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS

PUCHI ONTIVEROS45h 58′ 02”+ 12h 00′ 46”00h 02′ 00”
3271

GARRETT POUCHER

KLYMCIW RACING46h 28′ 42”+ 12h 31′ 26”00h 29′ 00”
3364

OSCAR ROMERO MONTOYA

TESLA-TAMEGA RALLY TEAM46h 53′ 19”+ 12h 56′ 03”02h 00′ 00”
3446

JAN BRABEC

BIG SHOCK RACING48h 35′ 30”+ 14h 38′ 14”09h 00′ 00”
3544

PATRICIO CABRERA

KAWASAKI CHILE CIDEF49h 07′ 52”+ 15h 10′ 36”00h 40′ 00”
36116

JOSE ISRAEL BORRELL GONZALEZ

SOCOPUR RALLY TEAM49h 14′ 26”+ 15h 17′ 10”
3748

ARAVIND PRABHAKAR

SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY49h 48′ 43”+ 15h 51′ 27”00h 51′ 00”
3874

NICOLAS BRABECK-LETMATHE

TEAM CASTEU49h 56′ 36”+ 15h 59′ 20”
3931

FABRICIO FUENTES

FABRICIO FUENTES50h 05′ 31”+ 16h 08′ 15”00h 08′ 00”
4045

ARNOLD BRUCY

AL DESERT50h 09′ 47”+ 16h 12′ 31”04h 20′ 00”
4181

SEBASTIAN CAVALLERO

SEBASTIAN CAVALLERO50h 57′ 21”+ 17h 00′ 05”
42115

JUAN PUGA

MED TEAM51h 27′ 20”+ 17h 30′ 04”01h 07′ 00”
43137

CESAR PARDO

KTM PERU RALLY TEAM 201851h 52′ 11”+ 17h 54′ 55”08h 06′ 00”
4453

CARLO VELLUTINO

XRAIDS TEAM52h 10′ 42”+ 18h 13′ 26”01h 10′ 00”
45113

SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA

X RAIDS PJM GENERAL DEHEZA52h 18′ 17”+ 18h 21′ 01”
4689

ZHANG MIN

KLICEN KTM R2R DAKAR RALLY TEAM52h 31′ 42”+ 18h 34′ 26”00h 06′ 00”
4759

PETR VLCEK

KLYMCIW RACING53h 09′ 32”+ 19h 12′ 16”00h 46′ 00”
4855

MIRJAM POL

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING53h 54′ 32”+ 19h 57′ 16”00h 21′ 28”
4926

CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING54h 05′ 55”+ 20h 08′ 39”01h 00′ 00”
50104

NATHAN RAFFERTY

BAS DAKAR TEAM54h 44′ 26”+ 20h 47′ 10”00h 06′ 00”
5172

BEN YOUNG

DUUST RALLY TEAM55h 57′ 26”+ 22h 00′ 10”00h 06′ 00”
5283

SJORS VAN HEERTUM

SJORS VAN HERTUM56h 25′ 50”+ 22h 28′ 34”01h 01′ 00”
53136

PHILIPPE GENDRON

NOMADE RACING57h 14′ 02”+ 23h 16′ 46”01h 38′ 00”
5495

MIRKO PAVAN

NSM RACING TEAM57h 56′ 07”+ 23h 58′ 51”04h 22′ 00”
55128

JULIAN JOSE GARCIA MERINO

MERINO TEAM59h 04′ 40”+ 25h 07′ 24”00h 09′ 00”
5693

HERWIN HOPMANS

BAS DAKAR TEAM59h 32′ 04”+ 25h 34′ 48”05h 46′ 00”
5765

GUILLAUME CHOLLET

DRAG’ON RALLY TEAM59h 42′ 40”+ 25h 45′ 24”02h 40′ 00”
5890

ZHAO HONGYI

KLICEN KTM R2R DAKAR RALLY TEAM60h 35′ 30”+ 26h 38′ 14”04h 00′ 00”
5978

ANTOINE RIGAUDEAU

TEAM DAKARAMOTO60h 37′ 49”+ 26h 40′ 33”03h 41′ 30”
6085

LANDRY MAILLET

TEAM DAKARAMOTO60h 40′ 33”+ 26h 43′ 17”03h 40′ 00”
61127

JULIO LUIS GARCIA MERINO

MERINO TEAM60h 56′ 06”+ 26h 58′ 50”02h 04′ 00”
6256

ANASTASIYA NIFONTOVA

NIFONTOVA 13 TEAM62h 46′ 34”+ 28h 49′ 18”01h 40′ 00”
6367

MARCEL SNIJDERS

SNIJDERS RALLY63h 49′ 48”+ 29h 52′ 32”
64101

ALEJANDRO SILVA

ALEJANDRO SILVA65h 44′ 00”+ 31h 46′ 44”08h 28′ 00”
65102

RACHID AL-LAL LAHADIL

CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MELILLA RACHID RALLY68h 15′ 02”+ 34h 17′ 46”04h 42′ 00”
6668

JAN VESELY

IVAR CS TEAM70h 09′ 28”+ 36h 12′ 12”06h 10′ 24”
67121

JAMES ALISTAIR FERGUSON

JAMES FERGUSON70h 20′ 00”+ 36h 22′ 44”02h 40′ 00”
68122

GUILLAUME MARTENS

MACAD RALLY TEAM72h 18′ 37”+ 38h 21′ 21”08h 40′ 00”
69134

MIGUEL CAETANO

KTM PORTUGAL72h 28′ 38”+ 38h 31′ 22”04h 08′ 30”
7057

GABRIELA NOVOTNA

INDIGO RACING75h 02′ 10”+ 41h 04′ 54”08h 02′ 00”
7184

IGNACIO SANCHIS

FN SPEED TEAM75h 44′ 09”+ 41h 46′ 53”07h 20′ 00”
72124

MARTIEN JIMMINK

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING78h 29′ 14”+ 44h 31′ 58”17h 05′ 00”
73117

GABRIELE MINELLI

PEDREGA TEAM79h 02′ 06”+ 45h 04′ 50”11h 40′ 00”
7499

JAVIER VEGA PUERTA

PONT GRUP YAMAHA85h 08′ 46”+ 51h 11′ 30”13h 10′ 00”
75139

JAVIER ALVAREZ FERNANDEZ

TEAM TIERRASTUR104h 00′ 25”+ 70h 03′ 09”18h 55′ 00”