Webber desperate to get back on track


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Sydney: Australia's Mark Webber, desperate to get racing after the delay to the start of the Formula One season, thinks he "probably" has his best chance of winning his home grand prix in Melbourne this weekend.

Speaking by telephone from the launch of the Mark Webber Challenge in Tasmania, the 34-year-old Red Bull driver also said he had no intention of putting away his mountain bike despite sustaining two injuries on it in the last three years.

Webber, third last year, and his world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel are again expected to be the team to beat when the season, delayed because of the postponement of the Bahrain race, gets under way on Sunday.

"It's time to get racing now," Webber said. "It's nearly April now and we've been working hard since the beginning of January and we haven't even done a competitive lap yet."

"Ready to go racing now, sick of the talk about it. We just need get on the track and see where everyone stacks up when the gloves are off."

"We had a phenomenal season last year [so] we're the hunted now," he added. "Obviously Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Renault — all those big boys — are all going to have a crack at us now to put us back down the order again."