THE BRITISH teen racer who misplaced each of his legs following a horrific crash defeated all odds to get again within the driving seat.


Days earlier than his 18th birthday, Billy Monger was left in a essential situation after colliding right into a stationary automotive throughout a Method four race at Donington Park.


Billy Monger misplaced each his legs following a horrific crash
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What occurred in Billy Monger’s Donington crash?


Billy, from Gatwick, was closely concerned in kart racing from a younger age.


He competed everywhere in the UK and the Channel Islands earlier than he joined the F4 British Championship.


The younger racing driver, known as “Billy The Whizz”, was additionally a profitable Ginetta Junior racer.


However on April 16, 2017, he was concerned in what was described as one among British motorsports most horrific crashes leading to a double leg amputation.


Billy Monger refused to remain in a darkish place after his accident
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What occurred at Donnington Park?


A terrifying video exhibits the second Billy smashed into a stationary automobile at 120mph throughout the Method four championship race in April 2017.


He was trapped inside his automobile for greater than 90 minutes on the Derby racetrack, earlier than he was airlifted to hospital in Nottingham.


Though he underwent a collection of operations, medical doctors have been unable to save lots of his decrease legs.


In a tweeted assertion after the crash, Billy stated: “The marshals, medics, medical doctors, air ambulance and extraction crews at Donington together with all of the workers on the Queens medical centre – what can I say?


“With out you guys I wouldn’t be right here immediately! I’ll all the time thanks for saving my life.”




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What has Billy executed for the reason that crash?


Billy says he doesn’t not have an oz. of remorse.


Billy stated: “I simply see myself as a driver. The incapacity performs a component however I don’t see myself as disabled.”


His astonishing journey is detailed in a brand new documentary, Pushed: The Billy Monger Story, which will likely be screened on BBC Two tomorrow night.


From the cockpit digicam as his automotive ploughed right into a stationary automobile at Donington Park final 12 months, by way of the bodily and psychological restoration course of, his combat to be let again in a racing automotive and friendship with Lewis Hamilton, the movie provides an incredible perception.






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Billy’s mother and father work within the movie enterprise. Dad Rob is an electrician on motion pictures, together with Skyfall and the F1 epic Rush, whereas mum Amanda is a make-up artist with credit such because the Star Wars spin-off Solo.


Final December, Billy went to Paris to steer the FIA, the game’s governing physique, to finish their ban on disabled drivers in single-seater racing.


A month later, he was within the cockpit of his tailored Carlin F3 automotive, working the throttle with a paddle on the steering wheel.


Billy took third place at Oulton Park in his first race within the British F3 Championship. And he completed the season sixth.


DRIVEN: THE BILLY MONGER STORY will likely be broadcast on BBC Two tonight at 9pm.



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