Llovera, competing on Rally d’Italia Sardegna on the back of landing his best finish in the SWRC when he came home fourth on the Jordan Rally last month, has told his story in a new book called No Limits.
He said: “It’s not a book about the races but I explain different things about life and what happens when you have an accident and break your spine. You need different information, not only for the people who have the accident, but for the families and for the friends. The book explains that life does not stop when you have one accident. I have had a lot of luck because I have a good family and really nice friends.”
Llovera, 44, campaigns an Abarth Grande Punto S2000 in the SWRC, which is fitted with special hand controls. He hopes that his rallying career is an inspiration for others who have suffered paralysis.
“The system I use is more easy for handicap people because for others the signal comes from the brain to the feet,” said the Andorran. “For me the signal stops at a higher level. Although it is not easy to go really fast I have done a nice job for the last 10 years. Handicap people need to drive and it’s important to have your car, whether to do go to the gym, to study or to have dinner with your girlfriend.”
As well as writing his own book Llovera has become an ambassador for the UNICEF charity to help underprivileged children around the world.
Llovera is one of 10 drivers contesting the SWRC section of Rally d’Italia Sardegna this week. After two rounds the Estonian Skoda Fabia driver Karl Kruuda leads the standings.