Billy Monger – Talented Young Motor Racing Driver – #billywhizz

Motorsport fans are coming to terms with the aftermath of a serious accident that occurred on Easter Sunday 2017, in the British Formula F4 Championship race at Donington Park. The races, shown live on UK television, are a support series to the main British Touring Car Championship series.

Billy Monger, a successful Ginetta Junior driver and multiple karting champion, now aged 17, was racing in a queue of traffic when he was forced to pull over to avoid one collision, but unfortunately collided into the rear of another car which was pulling over to stop which was being driven by Patrick Pasma. The resulting chaos saw an immediate red flag, and it was clear that Billy was in some difficulty, stuck in the wreckage of his car.

It took 90 minutes to free him and he was recovered by air ambulance to a nearby hospital, where sadly he had to have both his lower legs amputated as a result of his injuries.

The accident was seen by thousands at close range, as the television coverage was, at the moment of impact, broadcasting a feed from Billy’s onboard camera.

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Billy’s racing team, JHR Developments, to raise funds for Billy’s rehabilitation as he faces into his future.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billymonger23

All of us at BOYSTUFF MAGAZINE would like to take this opportunity to wish Billy Monger, his family, friends, team, supporters, etc., the very best and a speedy recovery to one of the best young motorsport talents in the world.

The Formula F4 series is open to drivers aged 15 upwards. Lucca Allen, who featured in the very first issue of BOYSTUFF MAGAZINE, is hoping to race in the series later in 2017.

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UPDATE: Boystuff Magazine organised a Digital 18th Birthday Card for Billy Monger, which was signed electronically by fans via our website, and a printed copy was duly delivered to Billy on his birthday on 5th May 2017 at the QMC. The day after that, Billy was discharged from hospital and allowed to return home. Read more here: http://chgpublishing.com/boystuffmagazine/our-digital-18th-birthday-card-for-billy-monger/