Jamaican sprint hero keen on V8s

Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell

One of the fastest men on the planet says he would like to get stuck into motor racing, even V8 Supercars.

Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and former 100 metres sprint world record holder, Asafa Powell has been inspired by the likes of Casey Stoner switching to four wheels.

The Jamaican superstar is in Melbourne teaching members of the Pirtek Athletic All Stars the tricks of the trade. While being quizzed on life after track and field competition, Powell revealed his love for speed on four wheels.

“I might need a little practice, but that’s my dream,” said Powell.

“Maybe after track and field I can go into racecar driving.”

Powell had to pull out of last weekend’s Stawell Gift foot race with a tight hamstring and his plans to compete in the Melbourne Track Classic on Saturday night have been further hampered by the same injury.

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