Emma Raducanu had a “blast” driving Porsche, one of her greatest dreams

Tennis – Raducanu: “It was a lot of fun for me.”

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Emma Raducanu had a “blast” driving Porsche, one of her greatest dreams

Emma Raducanu has now achieved another of her life's ambitions by visiting the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, which is close to the renowned Grand Prix track. The Grand Slam winner was undeterred by the shifting grip levels of the specialised tracks of the Porsche Experience Centre as she got to know the Porsche 911 Carrera S since she had experience needing to swiftly adjust to a range of playing surfaces when competing on the international WTA Tour.

“I found the track really good. It was a lot of fun for me. The performance of the 911 is obviously strong but the power delivery is progressive, so I was able to build up confidence quickly. Over the laps, you can anticipate the car’s reactions more, and I could get into a rhythm,” said Emma Raducanu.

“It is like playing a tennis match; learning where to push and how to work with the car to get the best results. My instructor Graham gave me lots of good advice. I learned a lot and am already looking forward to coming back”.

“I have met many top sportspeople and their focus and determination to be the best they can be is always crystal clear,” said Mark Webber afterwards.

“Those qualities were plain to see when Emma drove me in the 911 today, the same grit you see on the tennis court!”