PATTAYA, Thailand — Former world’s No.9 tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan has taken the next step in his new sporting career by signing up for a Thai motorcycle racing championship.
Paradorn, who officially retired this year after a chronic wrist injury kept him off the tour for three years, plans to remain involved in tennis but also wanted to indulge a lifelong passion for racing.
This weekend he was entered in the 1000cc superbike category as an amateur in the Pro Series Thailand Championship.
“I have loved motorcycle racing since I was young. I have been racing for three years but I made this announcement [today] because I have an official sponsor” said the 31-year-old Paradorn, who represented the Elf Smart Sports Racing Team.