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Billy Monger Wins Helen Rollason Award

Posted in General News on Monday, December 17th, 2018

The 19 year old racing driver, Billy Monger, received the Helen Rollason Award at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2018. This award recognises someone who has continued to achieve great things in the face of adversity. In April 2017 Billy was involved in a life changing crash at Donnington Park which led to him losing his legs. Shortly after this crash, Billy and his family successfully campaigned to the sport’s governing body, the FIA, to persuade them to abolish the rule stating that disabled drivers cannot race in single seater cars. Billy returned to racing less than a year later and now at the end of the 2018, he has finished the Formula 3 Championship in sixth place overall, achieving two pole positions and three podiums.

Billy’s sporting hero, Lewis Hamilton, presented him with the award while he was surrounded by his team and the Donnington Park marshals who helped save his life. In his acceptance speech, Billy commented: "It's a real honour to share the stage with them because they saved my life. I set my targets quite high after my accident to get back racing and without everyone at Carlin Motorsport I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dream. Motorsport is a team sport. Their belief in me more than anything allowed me to achieve this."

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