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Philip Morris

 
In July 2000 Philip had an horrific head-on motorbike accident with another motorbike on the crest of a hill. 

Philip lost his right leg above the knee, he also has a finger amputated on his right hand but he has a strong grip with thumb and the two main fingers for steering his racing Golf.

This has been built by Racing Line in Milton Keynes and uses the Volkswagen Direct Shift Gearbox. 
 
 
The race car is a Golf GTI  LHD (to make it easier for him to put his artificial leg in first) fitted with a semi-automatic gearbox with central stick shift and also paddles on the back of the steering wheel. 

Philip uses his normal left leg for the brake and accelerator situated on the floor with the accelerator on the left.

It has a twin pedal system fitted for mechanics/other drivers to use safely in the normal pedal position which you can see in the photo to the right.

 

If you click on this link you can follow Philip's first season  -

Copied from his Blog introduction  -     " http://blog.fuchslubricants.com/blog  -   

This is the journal of a racing driver.

Which is a bit of a of a surprise to me as, until recently, I thought that being a racing driver was something that other people did.

 

Then I saw an opportunity and took it. So now, this is my journal.

 
 
This story could not have happened without help from Fuchs Lubricants, Racing Line and the Volkswagen Direct Shift Gearbox."