Billy Monger back in race car three months after life-changing crash

Billy Monger back in race car three months after life-changing crash

Billy Monger has returned to the cockpit of a racing car for the first time since his horrific life-changing accident.

Monger was competing in an MSA Formula 4 race at Donington Park in April when he collided with the stationary car of Patrik Pasma.

Aged just 17 at the time, he was airlifted to hospital after a lengthy procedure to extricate him from the wreckage, and he had to have both his legs amputated from the knee down.

The motorsport community banded together and raised more than £800,000 to support his recovery and the racer, now 18, has returned to the seat of a race car at Brands Hatch.

The drive was organised by Team Brit, a racing team composed of former military personnel with life-changing injuries. Since their VW Fun Cup car features the hand controls needed for an amputee to race, it was an ideal opportunity for Monger.

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Monger is slated to make his racing return in November, partnering quadruple amputee Frédéric Sausset in a round of the VdeV Endurance Series at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. Sausset raced at Le Mans last year in a specially adapted OAK LMP2 car, and is now running an academy that intends to take disabled racing drivers – including Monger – to Le Mans in 2020.

Everyone here at SuperUnleaded is delighted to see Monger back on track, and we look forward to seeing him take on Le Mans.

Story by Adam Weller

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