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SportBilly Monger gets first win since near-fatal crash cost him his legs

16:10  20 may  2019
16:10  20 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Billy Monger , 18, had both his legs amputated after a high-speed crash in April - but his dream of competitive racing remains. Racing driver Billy Monger is preparing to return to motorsport less than nine months after a near fatal crash cost him both of his legs .

Billy Monger (born 5 May 1999) is a British racing driver who raced in British F4 in 2016 and 2017. He is also referred to by the nickname " Billy Whizz".

Billy Monger gets first win since near-fatal crash cost him his legs © Other Billy Monger celebrates winning the Grand Prix De Pau. Pic: @BillyMonger

Racing driver Billy Monger has celebrated his first victory since a near-fatal crash cost him both of his legs.

The 20-year-old, from Surrey, said he was "over the moon" after winning the Grand Prix De Pau in southwest France, which he managed by overtaking almost the entire grid in his specially-adapted car.

He tweeted: "PAU GP Championsss!!! Can't believe it, I didn't think 2 years on I'd be winning races! Huge shout out to the team @CarlinRacing for all their hard work. Over the moon."

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Billy Monger lost both his legs following a horrific crash . What happened in Billy Monger 's Donington crash ? Brace Billy Monger is fighting to fulfil his formula one dream. What has Billy done since the crash ? Billy Monger gets back into racing car after horror crash cost him his legs .

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Monger had his legs amputated following a high speed crash during a Formula 4 race at Donington Park two years ago, but has remained committed to forging a top-level career in motorsport.

Billy Monger gets first win since near-fatal crash cost him his legs © Getty (Photo by Morgan Hancock/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Last year he told Sky News his long-term aim was to get into Formula 1.

The fairy-tale win on Sunday came after a late decision at the end of the last warm-up lap to switch to wet-weather tyres, having qualified in 11th place on slick tyres.

Billy Monger gets first win since near-fatal crash cost him his legs © Getty (photo by Octane/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It proved to be a worthwhile gamble, as he cut through the field and took full advantage of a collision between Motopark duo Julian Hanses and Liam Lawson to take the lead.

He held on to first place until the end to secure victory.

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Billy Monger gets back into racing car after horror crash cost him his legs . Yet at the Surrey home, shared Billy added: “Lewis has been my idol since I was eight so for him to be so interested in what I ’m Double amputee Billy Monger returns to driving less than nine months after his near fatal crash .

Billy monger walks part of brands hatch months after losing his legs Race car driver Billy Monger , who lost his legs in a near - fatal crash , has carried out

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