BTCC cars to run message of support for Billy Monger at Thruxton
|By Matt James||Thursday, April 20th 2017, 13:35 GMT|
The British Touring Car Championship will show its support for British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger with prominent #BillyWhizz signage set to adorn all 32 cars at the Thruxton round.
The motorsport community continues to back 17-year-old Monger following the accident at Donington Park last Sunday that resulted in the amputation of both his lower legs.
Title sponsor and official tyre supplier to the championship, Dunlop, has agreed that the message of support will take over its area on each BTCC car's front number plate position for the next round on May 6-7.
BTCC series 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."
A crowdfunding site has been set up to raise funds for Monger and his family, to contribute towards the specialist treatments that will be needed for his recovery.
You can donate to this fund, which has surpassed £500,000 in less than a day, here.