Grapevine: Kovalainen joins Webber's challenge

Mark Webber has persuaded Renault driver Heikki Kovalainen to take part in his annual winter charity event that takes place in Tasmania

Grapevine: Kovalainen joins Webber's challenge

The Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge takes place from November 16-23, and the Red Bull Racing driver is delighted to have got another F1 driver to join in.

"It's great to have my fellow competitor from Formula One, Heikki Kovalainen, coming to take part, especially as he'll be fresh off the back of the New York Marathon in November," said Webber.

"Heikki is an incredibly fit guy with superb determination, and has everything that the event stands for. I'm looking forward to having him down there, experiencing everything Tasmania has to offer."

The Pure Tasmania Challenge covers 450km and sees the 52 competitors mountain biking, running, trekking and kayaking a route across the island.

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