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Human Endeavour: Billy Monger Meets Alex Zanardi

Britain's Billy Monger, a teenager blazing a path in the world of Formula 3 travels to Rome to meet Italian legend Alex Zanardi, and speak about the adversity they have overcome.

This is an inspirational meeting of two racing drivers who face adversity head on. Britain's Billy Monger, a teenager blazing a path in the world of Formula 3 travels to Rome to meet Italian legend Alex Zanardi. Billy has been inspired by Zanardi. Both men have lost their legs in horrific racing crashes. In this their first meeting they talk about what it takes to come back to the world of speed. Alex led the way pushing boundaries by not only getting back in the car but going on to win multiple gold medals in para cycling, while Billy is back in single seat racing and targeting a seat in European racing next season.

A truly personal meeting where the veteran and young man share life experiences: talk candidly about the events that changed their lives; the adversity they have overcome and their mental and physical journeys: the operations and the treatments; the present and the future. They are optimists and fighters who grab opportunities, not least when Zanardi coaches Billy into a para cycle and they take to the Italian hills.This positive human story is presented by the BBC's Jennie Gow.

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New Year's Day 2019 19:30GMT

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