Billy Monger comes third in miracle return to racing just year after losing both legs in crash

BILLY MONGER cranked up his miracle comeback one other gear – by coming third in his first race a year after losing both his legs in a crash.

The Surrey starlet, 18,  shone on his Formula Three debut for Carlin at Oulton Park in a automotive with specifically-tailored hand controls.

 Billy Monger said before the race that a podium finish would be cheeky - but he held on for an incredible third place

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Billy Monger stated earlier than the race that a podium end can be cheeky – however he held on for an unimaginable third place

Monger was all the time decided to return to motor sport, even getting behind the wheel of a racing automotive just weeks after his excessive-velocity smash at Donington Park final April.

Quickly he was testing an F3 automotive – and his speedy enchancment might hardly  have been proven extra clearly than today.

Qualifying in fifth place in the opening spherical of the BRDC British F3 Championship was spectacular sufficient.

However upgrading that to a podium end in the primary occasion was unimaginable.

Monger shortly picked up these two positions as a pair of  automobiles forward of him went off on the first nook.

 Surrey racer Billy Monger was fifth in qualifying but soon moved up to third place

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Surrey racer Billy Monger was fifth in qualifying however quickly moved up to third place
 Billy Monger must be delighted with his return to racing - and a podium debut

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Billy Monger have to be delighted together with his return to racing – and a podium debut

After a security automotive got here out, Monger managed to fend off the difficult Tom Gamble – albeit by just a second in the top.

Race winner Linus Lundqvist was just a few seconds in entrance, auguring properly for Monger in his new occasion.

Between qualifying and the race itself, Monger had stated: "To point out we’re aggressive is a reasonably good feeling.

"Hopefully we will transfer ahead in the race and nab a cheeky podium."

So even by his exceptional requirements he may assume a third-place end is forward of schedule.

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 Finishing third at Oulton Park in his first outing for Carlin in Formula Three must be pleasing for Billy Monger

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Ending third at Oulton Park in his first outing for Carlin in Formula Three have to be pleasing for Billy Monger

BILLY MONGER cranked up his miracle comeback one other gear – by coming third in his first race a year after losing both his legs in a crash.