Formula E stars to race Billy Monger in kart raceby Samarth Kanal on 18th April 2018
Formula E drivers and Billy Monger will raise funds for charity in FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission electric kart race
Jean-Eric Vergne and a number of Formula E drivers will race electric karts to raise money for Spinal Track, and raise awareness for the new FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission. The race will precede the Paris ePrix at Vergne's RKC karting circuit on April 25th and French manufacturer SODIKART will provide 25 electric karts for the race.
Monger, who lost his legs at a Formula 4 race in 2017 and is now training towards an ARDS instructors' licence while racing in BRDC Formula 3, will use a specially modified kart for the event. He will race against other FE drivers, and will champion the event's charity Spinal Track, which helps disabled drivers compete again in racing.
“I’d love to give back to the motor sport community and this is a great way to do this," said Monger. "It’ll be a great experience for me, as I plan the next stage of my career to instruct other racing drivers in single-seaters and saloon cars - once I have my ARDS instructors licence.”
Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag added: "It’s fantastic to see Billy will be joining us in Paris – I think he’ll give our drivers a hard time on track! I’d also like to thank Jean-Eric Vergne for putting the race together and helping to raise funds as a collective group for such a great cause.”