MONGER CHASING FULL F3 SEASON
Funding still needed for remainder of British f3 campaign
Billy Monger is continuing to try and find funding to contest a full season of BRDC British F3 after racing in the opening round at Oulton Park last weekend.
The 18-year-old took a third-place finish with Carlin in his first competitive race back since his British Formula 4 crash at Donington Park last year led to a double leg amputation.
He followed that up with ninth and fastest lap in race two and eighth in race three, but has yet to confirm he will compete in the whole season.
“I’m a little bit in disbelief, if you had said last year that race one of this season I’d be position three in British F3 I would have told you you were lying,” said Monger.
“It’s a bit overwhelming, especially to see all the support standing on the podium, to look around and see all the faces that I know had put in the hours and worked hard.
“I would love to have a shot at the title and a full season is where me and the team want this to go and all I can do up until that point is just push myself, learn as much as I can like I am now and if that transpires me turning into a race winner soon then that’s great.”
It’s understood that long-term sponsors are being sought by Monger and Carlin to support the teenager not only this year but going forward in his career.
Team boss Trevor Carlin said: “There’s a limit to the resources we have got, so far we have done this [funding] ourselves.
“He’s had some support from Baylis & Harding and we have had support from a couple of trade suppliers but the bulk of it has come from us.
“We have done it because we hope a few other people come in and help us and Billy.
“The aim is for him to become a professional racing driver but the next step is looking for long-term support for him and, based on his performances this weekend he absolutely deserves it.
“He repays us every time he comes into the workshop with his smile.”
Third-place on racing return for Monger