Toby Price has crashed midway through Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally and been airlifted to hospital.
The Red Bull KTM rider went down 155km into the 465km special around Neom, live tracking advises, and injured his left arm and shoulder.
He is being taken to Tabuk for x-rays, with hopes of a third Dakar crown now over for the time being.
Price had begun the day 1:06s off the overall lead and was third-quickest to the Kilometre 121 waypoint on the 465km special around Neom.
Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo, as it stands, would increase his overall lead given he is 53 seconds up on the field at Kilometre 198.
❌ @tobyprice87 has to abandon.
The Australian has crashed after 155km and has injured his left arm and shoulder. The medical team has airlifted the rider, who was conscious, to the hospital in Tabuk for X-Rays. 🚑#Dakar2021 pic.twitter.com/LjVwFp1L7u
— DAKAR RALLY (@dakar) January 12, 2021