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Monger wins Grand Prix

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Twenty-year-old Billy Monger had something to celebrate last weekend when he won the Grand Prix De Pau in southwest France in his adapted racing car.

The win was the driver’s first victory after losing both legs in a life-changing accident.

Celebrating his achievement Billy tweeted: "PAU GP Championsss!!! Can't believe it, I didn't think 2 years on I'd be winning races! Huge shout out to the team @CarlinRacing for all their hard work. Over the moon."

Monger had both his legs amputated two years ago when he was involved in a near-fatal crash at Donnington Park competing in a Formula 4 race.

Billy qualified for the race in 11th place using slick tyres, realising he had to up his game he decided to change to wet-weather tyres – Which was a pretty good move!

Billy Monger is competing in the Euroformula Open races.