Emma Raducanu swapped rackets for cars as the 20-year-old Briton enjoyed go-karting. This week, Raducanu posted a series of photos from her visit to a go-kart racing track. On the second slide, Raducanu posted a photo from her younger days.
“Reviving the cooler Emma in a different type of workout,” Raducanu captioned her Instagram post.
Raducanu loves motorsports
Last year, Raducanu became the global ambassador of luxury car brand Porsche.
After agreeing on a partnership with Porsche, Raducanu opened up on her love for motorsports. “As a six-year-old girl, going karting made me feel different from other girls, and even boys, in a positive way. I felt cool and had so much fun once I started to get good at it.
Motocross was then a step up from go karting. What kid doesn’t like getting dirty in the mud? It was a new skill that required a level of coordination and balance that most adults don’t have! The acceleration and deceleration gave me such an adrenaline rush,” Raducanu told Porsche last year.
When driving fast cars, Raducanu loves the speed and thrill. “It’s definitely the love for speed. The most significant thing about motorsports is the acceleration ¬– the thrill of going from nothing to everything.
It’s also the deceleration; that sudden feeling like that you could be thrown into the front. It gives me the most thrills,” Raducanu explained. Also, Raducanu said she feels there are certain similarities between tennis and motorsports.
“I love motorsports because I feel like it’s a drive for continuous improvement, which is actually similar to tennis as you’re always looking for those marginal gains. In motorsports, those gains are even smaller than in tennis, because we’re talking about milliseconds. It’s helped me in my tennis as well along the way,” Raducanu said.