Sara Price makes history at Rallye du Maroc
Mohave Valley, AZ (October 24, 2023) 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 #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! I’m so beyond grateful to be here and hope to continue this success leading into Dakar!'' - Price
Price teamed up with navigator Jeremy Gray whom she had success with at the Sonora Rally earlier this year claiming the win and earning “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 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! With the knowledge gained from Morocco we are determined to sharpen our skills and come out even stronger for the Dakar Rally!'' - Gray
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.
Sara will be campaigning her journey to the Dakar Rally through her social channels and website SaraPriceMX.com where fans can join her journey and support.
About Sara PriceOwner of SP Motorsports, Sara Price began racing dirt bikes at the age of eight and collected 19 amateur titles and medaled in Women's Super X at the 2010 X-Games. She holds the record as the most winning female amateur to date. Named the 2016 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star, Sara Price's racing career started in motocross, where she went on to join Monster Energy Kawasaki as the first factory-supported female racer.
In 2012 Price switched to four-wheels and started racing UTVs where she campaigned the WORCS series, Lucas Oil Regional shortcourse Series, and became the first American UTV team to compete in the Rallye Aïcha Des Gazelles in Morocco, and went on to finish the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the Women's Championship that same year. In 2016, Price raced six events in the Stadium SUPER Truck Series and became the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship.
Sara went on to compete with RPM Offroad in a Trophy Truck Spec in the SCORE International Desert Series. In 2019, Sara became the first woman to win the SCORE International Trophy Truck Spec Championship, also notably as an IronWoman in the entire series. In 2021 Sara signed on to the Chip Ganassi Racing team for Extreme-E, the global electric racing program, adding an Extreme E win to her resume. Major wins in 2023 piloting her Can-Am Maverick X3 include the Sonora Rally, Mint 400, SCORE Baja 500, California 300 and the Triple Crown championship. She also became the first-ever American woman to win an FIA World Rally-Raid stage at the Rallye du Maroc. When she isn't racing, Price works as a stunt professional a part of the SAG-AFTRA Union, performing on motorcycles, and in vehicles and as a stunt performer for television and films seen worldwide today.
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