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2011-12-30 09:27

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: MotoGP ace Troy Baylilss (driving) and Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber looking distinctly unbalanced during their wheelie.

MELBOURNE, Australia - Mark Webber's a sucker for punishment on two wheels but has just enjoyed a high-risk pillion ride on a Grand Prix motorcycle.

The Australian, who recently sat out part of his own outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania because of his F1 team, Red Bull's, fear of injury, rode on a Ducati 2-Up machine at Queensland Raceway with countryman Troy Bayliss, a former MotoGP rider and triple Superbike World champion driving.


"Some things need doing," Webber wrote  on Twitter as he published a photo of himself and Bayless mid-wheelie.

Bayliss replied: "You (Webber) were a top pillion and ripped it up solo as well."

During the 2008/2009 pre-season, Webber badly broke his right leg in a mountain-biking descent but said before Christmas: "I'm not going to wrap myself in cotton wool. F1 rules my life for most of the year but I am going to go away, train and have fun doing it.

"Nobody is going to stop me."

He also racde in the 2010 F1 seriies with a shoulder broken in another mountain-bike incident.

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