Teenage racing driver Billy Monger, who suffered extreme injuries in a recent Formula 4 race at Donnington Park, has joined Team BRIT at a specially arranged track day, backed by major mobility dealer The Unlimited Company.
Monger was involved in the horrific crash just days before his 18th birthday, and it resulted in him having both legs amputated from the knees.
Backed by sponsor The Unlimited Company, Team BRIT invited Monger to join them at Brands Hatch to explain the team’s story and goal, and to allow him to test their world leading hand control technology.
Monger hopes to compete in Le Mans in the future, a dream shared with the team which hopes to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the iconic endurance event.
Monger spent time the track today with the team mechanics, Founder Dave Player and driver Warren McKinlay.
Player said “It was a real pleasure to meet Billy and his family today and to offer our support as he looks to make decisions around the next stage of his racing career. We want to normalise disability and have developed the most advanced hand control technology that allows our drivers to compete on a level playing field.
“It was wonderful to show this to Billy, and to allow him to drive one of our cars to get a feel for the technology we have developed. I hope today has been useful in helping him back on his journey, getting him back on the track, and helping him re-gain his race licence.”
Meanwhile, Monger said “It’s been really good just to get back behind the wheel. Massive thanks to Team BRIT for sorting out today. I can’t wait to be back out there again.
“Team BRIT had two steering wheels for me to try today, I’ve decided which one I prefer, now it’s just about perfecting my technique so that when I come back I’m up the front winning races.”
Recently, Team BRIT helped The Unlimited Company open their new store in Leeds.