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Billy Monger, Formula E Drivers Team Up To Raise Awareness Ahead Of Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix
April 18, 2018
Several Formula E racers will get behind the wheel of electric karts alongside Billy Monger to raise funds and awareness for disabled, aspiring drivers looking to make it into motorsports.
Billy Monger, Formula E Drivers Team Up To Raise Awareness Ahead Of Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix

Ahead of the 2018 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix, some of the racers competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will get behind the wheel of electric karts alongside Billy Monger to raise funds and awareness for disabled, aspiring drivers looking to make it into motorsports.

Monger — who lost both his legs in an accident last year — wasn’t able to attend last year’s event due to his injuries. Since then the young British driver has made a remarkable recovery and will participate in the race using a specially modified kart.

Taking place at the RKC karting track outside of Paris on April 25, the race has been organized by current championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne with the support of the newly-established FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission and its President Nathalie McGloin.

The funds raised will be donated to the charity UK-based Spinal Track, which gives disabled drivers an avenue back into racing. The charity also gives disabled drivers the opportunity to experience their first-ever track or rally days in bespoke cars.

Monger is looking to offer his expertise to other disabled drivers through instructing at events, as he makes plans to gain his ARDS license.

“I’d love to give back to the motorsport community and this is a great way to do this. It’ll be a great experience for me, as I plan the next stage of my career to instruct other racing drivers in single-seaters and saloon cars — once I have my ARDS instructors license,” Monger said.

To donate to or support the Spinal Track cause, visit here.