Webber looks to future after Challenge success


Mark Webber has revealed his Tasmania Challenge will take a sabbatical next year to allow him time to work with the organisers to develop a new concept set to expand the event’s position as a premium adventure race in 2015. Webber, who begins a new chapter of his on-track career in the World Endurance Championship racing for the Porsche factory team next year, has confirmed his desire to also expand his commitment in adventure sports now that his long and successful F1 career has come to an end. And after the tenth anniversary edition of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge came to a successful conclusion in Hobart on Sunday, he is eager to use next year to help steer… Read More →

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Ussher and Currie win Mark Webber Challenge


Multisport stars Richard Ussher and Braden Currie took overall victory in the 2013 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge as the fifth and final day took over the city and outskirts of Hobart on Sunday. Racing for Team discovertasmania.com, Ussher and Currie, both from New Zealand, did not cross the finish line first in the urban challenge but their impressive lead from the first four days in the wilderness proved unassailable. “We didn’t really have our heads in the game today and we made a few silly mistakes but we’ve had a great week, and there have been some amazing places around Tasmania we’ve seen,” said Ussher. “Racing with Braden has been fantastic; we’ve been pushing each other all week. And,… Read More →

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Competitors find their groove in Day 2 of the Mark Webber Challenge


The two New Zealanders, Richard Ussher and Braden Currie crossed the finish line first again on day two of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge. After a fairly eventful day yesterday with course navigation, Ussher and Currie had a much easier run today with only a small mishap along the way. “It was a really smooth day today, we were pretty good on the nav and we’re both feeling pretty good”, said Ussher. “Our only concern is that I rolled my ankle on the last run leg, but I’ll get some ice on it and we should be fine”. The team further extended their overall lead by collecting all the optional time bonuses, including the run up to Cradle Mountain… Read More →

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Q&A with Tasmania Challenge’s Mark Webber


After waving goodbye to the F1 paddock, Mark Webber looks towards the next chapter of his racing career while keeping one eye on his charity adventure event the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, which begins on Wednesday (Nov 27). In this interview, Mark explains how he plans to fill the F1 void – with racing, charity and adventure… How does it feel to leave the paddock? It’ll be a relief in some ways for that chapter to be finally over. F1 has been my environment for so long now but it’s time for a new challenge which I’m looking forward to. I’m not planning to revisit the F1 paddock too soon but on the two or three occasions I might… Read More →

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