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● Visitors to Autosport International, Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport show, are revelling in a spectacular dynamic performance from Billy Monger in the Live Action Arena
● Partnering expert stunt driver Terry Grant alongside Mission Motorsport, the team of amputees are putting on a thrilling stunt show over all four days in specially adapted fleet of Jaguar F-Types
● Elsewhere Radical announced its new global partners, Hankook Tire and Motul engine oil while TT legend John McGuinness and Ferrari test driver Marc Gené appeared on the Autosport Stage
● Selection of images available here: https://we.tl/KI8XpXawgX
● See all the Autosport Stage interviews live here: http://bit.ly/2Fs3rcO
● Autosport International is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers
● Tickets still available: http://www.autosportinternational.com/book-tickets

Billy Monger is living up to his nickname ‘Billy Whizz’ with an electrifying display of precision driving at Autosport International. Joining forces with legend Terry Grant and Mission Motorsport, Monger has been the star member of a stunt team that has been wowing crowds in the Live Action Arena in a fleet of specially-adapted Jaguar F-Types.

It’s a remarkable and inspiring return to the driving seat for Billy, who lost both of his legs in a Formula 4 crash at Donington Park last April. Since then he has been on a hard-fought journey of rehabilitation and, fitted with two prosthetic legs, is back behind the wheel.

Billy, who is already looking to the future and on his plans for 2018, said: “I’d like to throw my hands at everything, I just need to get some budget together and get some sponsors, which is the same position all drivers find themselves in. Hopefully in April I’ll be back in the car and showing people what I can do.”

When it comes to Mission Motorsport, Billy was full of praise: “The Mission Motorsport team are incredible. You learn so much from them, a lot of people there share the same injuries, which most people I know don’t have.”

Speaking about his Live Action Arena co-star, Terry Grant, commented: “Last Thursday, so one week and one day ago, was the first time he got in the Jaguar that he’s driving in the Live Action Arena. It was the first time of driving a supercharged V8 with nearly 600 horsepower and after two minutes, he had it sideways, he could throttle brake and trail brake. After 25 minutes, we had all of his hand controls ripped out and he was driving that car how you and I would drive the car, with his foot.”

Mission Motorsport is a charity run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals. It exists to aid the recovery of those affected by military operations, by providing opportunities through Motorsport, that offer training, direct vocational support and assistance using the mantra – ‘Race, Retrain, Recover’.

Monger, Grant and Mission Motorsport’s stunt show is a thrilling and inspiring part of the Live Action Arena’s 60-minute spectacular, and they are joined by a varied line-up of leading motorsport categories and competition drivers from across the world.

The line-up also includes the extraordinary power of a NASCAR American cup car showcased by 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte. Drifting and Rallycross provide the real sideways antics, while the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club racers go head-to-head in a competitive race.

Rounding out the roster are Autograss and the BriSCA F1 stock cars while the show is hosted by Sky F1 Lead Commentator, David Croft, alongside popular social media vlogger Shmee150.

Elsewhere at Autosport International Radical Sportscars today announced its first new global partners in a decade, as part of its 21st anniversary showcase. Effective immediately, Hankook Tire is Radical’s dedicated tyre partner across all championships and racing activity, while Motul becomes the manufacturer’s first official lubricant partner, with Motul engine oil to be used in all Radical models.

Over at the Autosport Stage, star guests included Ferrari drivers Marc Gené and Jody Fannin, TT hero John McGuinness and MSA chairman David Richards CBE.

Show goers can feast their eyes on a host of Ferrari racing cars at Autosport International from the 2017 F1 car, the SF70H, to the 2004 championship-winning F2004, 2017 LMGTE Pro World Endurance Championship-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge car, all available through Corse Clienti.

Tomorrow – Saturday 13th January – marks the first of two official public days: and it’s going to be quite a show. Coys will be holding its much-anticipated classic car auction and the National Exhibition Centre will be welcoming the star driver of this year’s event: 1992 F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell CBE who will be opening Autosport International and appearing on the Autosport Stage over the course of the weekend.

Autosport International is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers.

Motorsport Network is the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars. The network also creates key industry events including Autosport International and the annual Autosport Awards.

Make sure you head over to http://www.autosportinternational.com to get your tickets.

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