One BTCC driver put the chain of events yesterday into a very accurate perspective, saying that “the worst of the sport has brought the best out of it”. The TOCA family, along with drivers and Motorsport fans spanning the globe have been united in their support of British F4 driver Billy Monger.
It’s a contradiction of warming togetherness and mass sorrow, but the most promising thing that has emerged today, that goes even beyond the half-a-million pounds raised so far, is that Billy Monger is recovering and already trying to figure out how to work a clutch paddle with his hands.
— Jack Goff (@jgmotorsport) April 20, 2017
That shows a singleminded determination that is emblematic of the athlete who sticks the helmet on, gets in the car and pursues ultimate speed. The road to recovery will undoubtedly lead to the circuit once again, and the BTCC family are continuing their support and raising awareness for this promising young driver at the Thruxton round of the British Touring Car Championship.
BTCC director Alan Gow said,
“In reality there is very little we can all do to help Billy, other than to show our great support for him.
So this message of support on our cars will be seen by literally millions of viewers around the world and hopefully may even bring a little smile to his face.
Everyone is right behind you Billy.”
– Alan Gow
— Deckle Edge (@DeckleEdgeUK) April 20, 2017
Huge efforts have been made across the board to raise awareness on Twitter, with ITV’s Paul O’Neill, Tom Ingram and many others playing central roles in using the social platform to generate funds to support Billy Monger in his aftercare and physio treatment.
Donate HERE to continue the support at this difficult time. The support so far has been mind-blowing and is a credit to the generosity of the global racing community. Every penny counts, and will help with Monger’s rehabilitation.