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Driven: The Billy Monger Story – BBC2

Billy Monger, Carlin Racing Factory, Farnham. Shows Billy Monger with car
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The amazing story of courageous teenage racing driver Billy Monger

Last April, 17-year-old racing driver Billy Monger was involved in a horrific crash while competing in a Formula 4 race at Donington Park in Leicestershire and had to have both his legs amputated.

Despite his injuries, Billy was determined to race again and this moving documentary follows him as he sets out to do just that.

Driven: The Billy Monger Story

Billy Monger poses beside a British Formula 3 racing car

With the support of his family and friends, Billy learns to adjust to using prosthetic legs and to driving a modified racing car.

‘My life didn’t stop with the crash, it changed,’ he says. Billy is an inspiration. Never dwelling on what might have been but instead focusing on getting back to what he loves doing – racing.

TV Times rating: *****