British racing star Billy Monger on pole at British F3 championships despite leg amputation

BILLY MONGER claimed pole in the British F3 championship on his return to Donington Park for the first time since his accident there last year.

The British racing star, who had both legs amputated after a high-speed crash, landed the top spot ahead of team-mate Nicolai Kjaergaard.

 The 19-year-old has already claimed two podium finishes this season

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The 19-year-old has already claimed two podium finishes this season

Monger showed unbelievable determination as he dominated the qualifying session and secured a best lap time of 1:24.796.

After the race, the 19-year-old tweeted: "Wow, what can I say feels awesome to be back here and to stick it on POLE aswell, I can't really believe it.

"Look forward to the race now, just gunna send it #BillyWhizz."

And 19-year-old told AutoSport: "In all the dry testing we done beforehand, the car has felt really good and we've just been quick from the start.

 The British star has secured pole position for race one at Donington Park

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The British star has secured pole position for race one at Donington Park

"Donington Park is one of my favourite circuits and although it's weird coming back here with what happened, I've always enjoyed the circuit.

"I did two laps that were good enough for pole and I have to thank everyone from Carlin for the car.

"We're quick in the wet or dry and I'm starting in the best place possible.

"The start is going to be important as following people around here can be difficult."

 The talented youngster with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone last year

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The talented youngster with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone last year

After the race, Carlin tweeted a photograph that showed Monger hugging his emotional mother.

The caption read: "Mums rock right?! Can you help us send a virtual hug to this racing mum on an emotional weekend? @AmandaMonger23 Billy and Bonny are a credit to you! #teambilly."

A terrifying video shows the moment that the youngster crashed into the back of a stationary vehicle at 120mph during the Formula 4 championships.

The 19-year-old has already secured two podium positions this season at Oulton Park and Spa-Francorchamps.

 The 19-year-old returned to the race track 11 weeks after his crash

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The 19-year-old returned to the race track 11 weeks after his crash

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BILLY MONGER claimed pole in the British F3 championship on his return to Donington Park for the first time since his accident there last year.