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Wattbike at Get Race Fit 2014

Wattbike Get Race Fit Mark Webber

Now in its sixth year at Porsche Human Performance the Get Race Fit event attracts a host of racing drivers from across all of the motorsport genres. This year saw the likes of former Autosport Award winner Jake Dennis and Carrera Cup scholar Josh Webster attending but it was the presence of Porsche's new driver for the upcoming World Endurance Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans that caught the most attention.

Wattbike Mark Webber Race Fit 2014

Mark Webber has participated in the Get Race Fit event since the beginning and with Mark's move from Formula One the focus in 2014 was around the physical, nutritional and mental preparation specific to this type of racing.

Over the weekend the attendees took part in several sessions each day including some competitive racing on the Wattbike - the slowest rider was eliminated from the group - whilst there were also activities including sport-specific yoga, strength and conditioning, running and reaction & response training with Cardiowall.

Wattbike Porsche Human Performance Get Race Fit

The weekend was not just about physical activity though as theory sessions were backed up with Q&As with the likes of Mark Webber who holds a vast amount of experience within motorsport. Special guest Richard Attwood, the first driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche, also made an appearance to provide advice and guidance from his long and very successful career in the sport.

Mark Webber was keen to get involved in all of the activities and the young drivers were eager to learn as much as they could from his experience - Webber set an impressive 10.16s over 200m from a standing effort on the Wattbike.

Fantastic work from all involved and we look forward to seeing how Mark gets on in sportscar racing this season.

Images courtesy of Malcom Griffiths

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