After a well deserved rest day for the competitors of the Dakar Rally Toby Price got back to business in the 38th edition of the gruelling race.
The Australian KTM rider celebrated his fourth victory by winning stage eight from Salta to Belen in Argentina.
Price is now the overall leader in the bikes class just over two minutes clear of Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves who following this spectacular accident got back on his bike to crossed the line second on the day.
The former leader lost over five minutes to Price.
Pablo Quintanilla from Chili rounded out the stage podium.
Defending cars champion Nasser Al Attiyah handed himself and his Mini team a first win this edition.
The Qatari driver and 2012 Olympic skeet bronze medallist finished the first dune test this year 12 seconds ahead of Spain’s 2010 champion Carlos Sainz in his Peugeot.
Dakar rally legend and 11-times champion Stéphane Peterhansel was at 31 seconds in third and is the new overall leader after former pace setter and teammate Sebastien Loeb crashed out of contention on the day.