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A veteran who used racing to get him through dark times says he dreams of becoming the first double amputee at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in a non-adapted car.

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David Birrell, who lost both his legs in a IED blast in Afghanistan, is currently competing in the 750 Motor Club championship.

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He said: “A lot of people have underestimated me and thought that I couldn’t drive with my prosthetic legs, so I decided I’d have to prove them wrong.”

“When I first went out on a track day I was setting laps quicker than most people.”

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