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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