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Fundraising page exceeds target for double leg amputee racing driver

Racing driver Billy Monger Credit: ITV Sport

A fundraising page, which was set up for a teenage racing driver who had to have both his legs amputated after a crash at Donington Park, has already exceeded its target.

Billy Monger crashed heavily in the sixth round of the F4 British Championship at the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday.

A JustGiving page, which was set up by the team behind the car, has already managed to raise more than £280,000 for Billy. The initial target was £260,000.


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Former Leicester winger backs Foxes to shock Atletico

Leicester face Atletico Madrid for a place in the Champions League semi-finals Credit: PA

Former Leicester winger Steve Guppy has backed the Foxes to shock Atletico Madrid 20 years on from his own European heartbreak.

The ex-England international believes the class of 2017 can keep their dream alive, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

Guppy was part of the last Foxes squad to face Atletico in the UEFA Cup first round in 1997 when Martin O'Neill's men were knocked out 4-1 on aggregate.

They can win, absolutely. Atletico are a very durable side, have a lot of experience in the Champions League, have good players but will be concerned about Leicester's strengths.

What they've achieved is simply phenomenal and they have raised the bar. To win the Premier League shocked the world.

But I'm proud of the time I had at Leicester and proud of the team Martin assembled. We were a really good team and were capable of beating Madrid - and were close to doing it - but this group are also capable of beating Madrid. It's their turn to see if they can do it.

For us there were certainly a few feelings of 'if only' and it could have been a lot different.

But there's a lot of things happening to this Leicester team and the chances are they will never come round again. They have earned the right to be there.

– Steve Guppy told PA
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