Billy Monger took to the track at Brands Hatch as he returned to the wheel of a racing car for the first time since his horrific accident at Donington Park back in April.
Monger made his return courtesy of the revolutionary Team BRIT.
Team BRIT consists of drivers who have all sustained serious injuries and are disabled, competing against able-bodied drivers on a level playing – something not seen in any other sport.
Monger was invited to test their world leading hand control technology, as well as have the team’s story and goal explained to him.
Their aim is to make racing history by being the first all-disabled team to take on the Le Mans 24 Hours, a dream shared by Monger.
“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,” said Monger. “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.”
Dave Player, founder of Team BRIT, 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.”