Dakar winner Price linked with SuperUtes drive

  • ECB SuperUtes Series
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  • 10/02/2018
  • By Mitchell Adam

The 2016 bikes winner of the Dakar Rally, Toby Price is thought to be in the mix for a circuit racing debut in the ECB SuperUtes Series this year.

Price became the first Australian to win a class of the gruelling cross-country rally in 2016 on a KTM, and also finished third in ’15 and in last month’s ’18 edition.

Mitsubishi uses brand ambassador Price in its marketing campaign for the Triton, including a series of national television commercials.

The manufacturer and Price posted identical images on social media on Friday afternoon indicating a joint announcement is due to be made on Wednesday, February 14.

Mitsubishi was the first brand to commit to the new SuperUtes Series, with the Triton. 

Craig Dontas is a confirmed starter in one of the Sieders Racing Team-built cars.

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The new platform features turbo-diesel, dual-cab models from six manufacturers and starts at next month’s Supercars season-opening Adelaide 500.

All six models will take to the track this week at Queensland Raceway, in a parity test, before the eight-round series.

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