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Mark Webber Challenge to take a breather in 2009 11 Mar 2009

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing. Formula One Testing, 1-5 March 2009, Jerez, Spain. Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB5 returns to testing after breaking his leg Formula One Testing, 9 - 13 February 2009, Jerez, Spain.

Red Bull driver Mark Webber has announced that his annual charity Tasmania Challenge event will not take place this year, due to the conclusion of some major sponsorship contracts. However, Webber did not rule out it returning in the future.

The Challenge, which has been staged four times since 2003, features renowned sportsmen and women racing across the Australian island state by bicycle, kayak and on foot to raise money for charity.

“The Challenge team remains open to considering events beyond 2009, given the established model that has been created by the Mark Webber Challenge in Tasmania,” said Webber on his official website.

“We would certainly look to Tasmania again in this consideration given the long and mutually beneficial relationship we have built up over the last four events.”

It was on last year’s event that Webber broke his leg after his bike collided with a car.