Toby Price wins 2010 A4DE2010-04-12 17:01
Motorex KTM Offroad rider, Toby Price has won both the Outright and E2 class at the 2010 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) in Portland, NSW.
Price put on a dominant performance in today's final moto to win the event from five time World Champion, Ballard's Wellard Yamaha's Stefan Merriman. In third place Outright was last year's winner, Motorex KTM's Jarrod Bewley, who also won this year's E1 class.
"I'm really stoked to win here, especially with Stefan Merriman on my tail,last year I played the bridesmaid and now I have finally done it" Price said afterwards. "I now have my sights set on heading to Portugal for a round of the World Enduro Championships, and then the rest of the Australian Off Road Championship."
It was a successful A4DE for the Motorex KTM outfit, with Ben Grabham winning the E3 class following a classic battle with Husaberg-mounted Geoff Braico in the final moto, and Motorex KTM team manager, Brad Williscroft, winning the Vets class.
Heading into the final moto of the Women's class with a half second lead over Jessica Gardiner (Ballard's Wellard Yamaha), Jemma Wilson (Yamaha) grabbed the holeshot and the lead early, only to suffer a heartbreaking crash to surrender the moto, and the A4DE class win to the hard-charging 16-year-old.
In a hotly contested Masters class, enduro legend Geoff Ballard held a slim lead over David Cash heading into the last test, which he worked hard to protect, keeping a persistent Cash at bay throughout the moto.
1) Toby Price E2 (Motorex KTM)
2) Stefan Merriman E2 (Ballard's Wellard Yamaha)
3) Jarrod Bewley E1 (Motorex KTM)
4) Daniel Milner E2 (Suzuki)
5) Ben Grabham E3 (Motorex KTM)
6) Kirk Hutton E2 (Yamaha Australia)
) Matthew Phillips E1 (Honda)
8) Jason Davis E2 (Coastal Pacific Ink KTM)
9) Geoff Braico E3 (Sutto's Husaberg Team)
10) Rory Mead E2 (Yamaha NZ)
E1 - Jarrod Bewley (Motorex KTM); Matthew Phillips (Honda); Adrian Smith (Yamaha).
E2 - Stefan Merriman (Ballard's Wellard Yamaha); Toby Price (Motorex KTM); Daniel Milner (Suzuki).
E3 - Ben Grabham (Motorex KTM); Geoff Braico (Sutto's Husaberg Racing); Mitcham Harper (KTM).
Veterans - Brad Williscroft (Motorex KTM); Rohan Crouch (Honda); Jason Cater (Yamaha).
Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG
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