Off-road Champion Racer Sara Price Podiums and makes history at the final round of the World Rally-Raid Championship in Morocco with a 2nd place finish overall in the competitive T4 class. Following two consecutive stage wins, the American racer becomes the first-ever American Woman to earn a Stage Win in the FIA World Rally-Raid Championship.
After completing over 2240 kilometers, only 11 cars finished the race out of the 19 entered in the T4 category. Price stayed consistent for the first 5 days with top 5 finishes but encountered a radius rod failure at km47 during the final stage, which cost Team no. 410 over 20 minutes. Price had to finish the stage on a crooked rear end and claimed an 8th place final stage finish still sacrificing enough time to take home 2nd overall in class.
‘’We came here to get some experience before the Dakar Rally and ended up in 2nd place overall in T4," Price said. "I’m so beyond grateful to be here and hope to continue this success leading into Dakar!''
Price teamed up with navigator Jeremy Gray, whom she had success with at the Sonora Rally earlier this year, claiming the win and earning the “Road to Dakar” challenge. The team spent a weekend training at America's Jimmy Lewis's Rally School following their Sonora win, and Gray's first time navigating on the World Rally-Raid stage was turning the heads of veterans as it truly was his first time navigating at this level.
''Rallye Du Maroc! Wow, what a race! To finish in second place in SSV T4 feels amazing," Gray said. "With the knowledge gained from Morocco, we are determined to sharpen our skills and come out even stronger for the Dakar Rally."
The 6-day event proved to be excellent training for the upcoming Dakar Rally this January. The team will regroup and prepare for the hardest off-road challenge of their career. To stay up on the latest journey, be sure to check out Price's social media or website.