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Featured Monger Secures First Victory Since Losing Lower Legs in F4 Accident

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 20, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Billy Monger Pau GP Winner.jpg
    Just two years on from his near fatal F4 accident at Donington Park, British youngster Billy Monger secures his first victory since returning to racing.


    Having lost both of his lower legs in a terrible accident at Donington Park back in April 2017, Billy Monger has managed the previously unthinkable to take a deserved victory in a rain hit Pau Grand Prix Euroformula Open race this weekend.

    Having already returned to the podium first time out in British F3 last year, Monger took the chequered flag in dramatic style at the notoriously difficult Pau GP circuit in France, overcoming the difficult weather conditions to scythe his way through the field on a day when many more experienced drivers made mistakes.

    Having taken the gamble to switch tyres early in the race, Monger would pull back all the time lost to his rivals as he powered back into race winning contention, eventually taking a lead he would never lose following a collision between Julian Hanses and Liam Lawson that promoted the young Carlin driver to the front of the field.

    Following up from a top ten finish in the previous Euroformula Open race, Monger has again done wonders to cement an ever growing reputation in the sport.

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  2. Brice.S.

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    I leaved in Pau until 3 years ago (now in Bordeaux), I was there, to see this victory (this serie is better than I expected) ....and the GT4 races were awsome !!!!
    @++
     
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  3. Jordan Dion

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    WOW congrats to him !
    Someone like this deserve a lot of admiration :thumbsup:
     
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  4. VernWozza

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    What an inspiration. Very happy for him.
     
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  5. Bunkiester

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    Sir Douglas Bader would be pleased :)

    Well done, his actions are inspiring.
     
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  6. dungbeetle

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    Nice one, Billy! :cool:
     
  7. EduCalza

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    Nice Billy..congratulations.
     
  8. Nevini

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    Well done son ;-)
     
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  9. Ryno917

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    Absolutely brilliant. So happy to hear this today.
     
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  10. Oldzeb

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    very happy for him to see him win on my land, congratulations!
     
  11. JonnyCombat

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    It never ceases to amaze me how people adapt to life changing injuries. He’s also very focussed and upbeat.

    True perseverance and dedication to a sport he clearly loves.

    This lad has a bright future.
     
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  12. Ruttman98

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    So great to see--very happy for him! Wish the BBC would allow viewers in the States to watch the documentary.
     
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  13. Durge Driven

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    :thumbsup: Billy

    :p ...is that finger a " #1 ! " or a "stick this ! " for doubters
     
  14. Chris

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    Legend!
     
  15. Tormentor

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    Just read Niki Lauda passed, and now that Billy wins again. Both are fighters.

    Hats off for both!
     
  16. Xenozoid

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    true champions(because of nikki)
    Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda died in the night from Monday to Tuesday at the age of seventy. The triple world champion in the royal class of motorsport has been struggling with health problems for some time.

    Doctor Walter Klepetko confirmed the death of Lauda after reports from Austrian media. They based themselves on a statement from the family of the former racing driver, which was distributed by the Austrian press agency APA.

    "In deep mourning, we announce that our beloved Niki fell asleep in front of his family on Monday, May 20. His exceptional successes as a sportsman and businessman are and remain unforgettable," said a spokesperson for the airline Laudamotion on behalf of the family.

    "His insatiable urge to act, his straightforwardness and his courage remain an example and standard for us all. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him very much."

    Lauda died in a private clinic in Switzerland. He underwent dialysis treatment due to kidney problems. The Austrian was still recovering from a double lung transplant, which he underwent last August. In January of this year, Lauda ended up in intensive care because he got flu during his rehabilitation.
     
  17. Brice.S.

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    Rip Niki....(Nikolaus)
     
  18. Alex72

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    No more deserving of a win than him. Talk about putting hard work in, push harder than most and win. Inspiring and deserved indeed! :)
     
  19. Tom Blackett

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    Great victory, well done Billy!
     
  20. Matthew327

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    Even better once you learn that Billy actually bent his steering just moments before the collision between Hanses and Lawson. Brushed the wall with the front right and still managed to hold on to the win.
     
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