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Tony Hudgell is presented with his very own go-kart

Tony Hudgell is presented with his very own go-kart

Double amputee Tony Hudgell, 6, is presented with his very own go-kart at Daytona Sandown Park

Double amputee Tony Hudgell is only 6 years old but already has a passion for motorsport. His favourite drivers are Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, and Billy Monger - who has also had both of his legs amputated after a racing accident at Donington Park.

Tony received a special message from Billy today after visiting Daytona Sandown Park for a special presentation by ‘Back on Track’, a charity which provides private medical care and emotional support to injured veterans.

The charity has an existing relationship with Tony because he is their mascot and today, they presented him with his very own customised go-kart which has been specially adapted for him by the charity.

The presentation was featured on Good Morning Britain and viewers got a glimpse of Tony racing round the track for the very first time in his new go-kart alongside charity ambassador and racing driver Mark Allen, who at 19 was one of the youngest British soldiers to become a double amputee.

Tony's adoptive mother Paula Hudgell, from West Malling in Kent, said of the charity: 'We met these guys a couple of years ago and Tony instantly just loved the guys.

'A lot of them have got limb differences the same as Tony and he met Mark Allen, who has become a lifelong friend and he absolutely adores him. So, the charity is very close to our hearts.'

At only 6 years old, Tony has raised more than £1.5million for the Evelina Children’s Hospital with a 10K walk after being inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Daytona was delighted to be the host for such an inspirational young man and a fantastic charity which does amazing work.

Watch the video featured on Good Morning Britain below.

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