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Author Topic: Billy Monger  (Read 202 times)

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« on: November 19, 2018, 11:57:18 PM »
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  • Great documentary on Billy, don't know if it will play outside of the UK though.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06qx4gt/driven-the-billy-monger-story



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    Re: Billy Monger
    « Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 04:28:33 PM »
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  • I saw it on TV last eve Ian, and for once I got pleasantly surprised that I've been wrong about him in past years.

    Billy is a great person and copes admirably with his new disabilities, however I had him down as one of these entitled brats that seem to be everywhere in motorsport formulas.

    Seems I was totally wrong and Billy Whizz is and always has been one of the good guys who achieves his results from skill rather than dirty, or at least questionable tactics.

    Was really heart-warming to hear from competitors about how clean a racer Billy has always been, and how the Carlin racing team have given him the chance to keep competing. Also good to hear the people around him, including Trevor Carlin, say he's in the car because of his speed not just as a marketing prop. Nice of Lewis to give up time to visit him to see his racecar as we know Lewis is seldom in Britain these days.  :good:

    Keep on pushing Billy Whizz.  :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

     
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