Billy Monger back in race car 10 weeks after losing legs in smash

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Teenage racing driver Billy Monger has returned to the track just 10 weeks after a horrific crash that saw him lose both his legs.

Monger, who turned 18 just days after the crash, was able to climb into a specially modified Volkswagen Beetle racing car at Brands Hatch in Kent, and has said completing the Le Mans 24-hour race this coming November is his aim.


The car was specially made for him with a steering wheel that has controls for the accelerator and brakes on it.

Known as 'Billy Whizz', Monger struck the back of a stationary car while competing at Donington Park circuit back in April, during a Formula Four championship race.

Speaking to Autosport, Monger said: "I definitely want to be out racing again. My priority is to get track time in a car and continue my physical work to return to full fitness."

He also spoke to Sky News, saying: "It's been really good just to get back behind the wheel.

"Team BRIT have got two steering wheels for me to try out today. I've decided which one I prefer, now it's just about perfecting the technique."