Steven James Richards[1] (born 11 July 1972) is a New Zealand-Australian racing driver, currently competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship.

Richards, the son of seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Jim Richards, is himself a five-time Bathurst 1000 winner, having won the event in 1998, 1999, 2013, 2015 and 2018. Colloquially known as 'Richo', he also won the Bathurst 24 Hour in 2002.

Career history

Early career

Richards' first major career success was winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship on his second attempt in 1994 for Garry Rogers Motorsport. In 1995, Richards made his debut in the Bathurst 1000, finishing fourth for Gibson Motorsport with Anders Olofsson.[1] Richards continued his association with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the years following, competing in the Australian Super Touring Championship from 1995 to 1997 driving an Alfa Romeo 155, Honda Accord and Nissan Primera and making his Australian Touring Car Championship debut for the team in 1996 in a Holden VR Commodore. Richards competed with his father Jim at the Bathurst 1000 in 1996 and 1997, finishing second in the latter. Richards continued with the team for 1998 before leaving to take up a testing role with Nissan in England.[2]

At the 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 Richards finished second in a Nissan Primera, only two seconds behind his father Jim. A month later driving a Ford EL Falcon, he won the FAI 1000 with Jason Bright for Stone Brothers Racing.

Supercars Championship

In 1999 Richards took up a full-time drive with Gibson Motorsport in 1999, as a team-mate to Greg Murphy in a Holden VT Commodore. Richards finished seventh in the championship with the highlight being defending his Bathurst crown with Murphy. By winning his second Bathurst title in a Holden, he became the first driver to win the Bathurst 1000 in both a Ford and Holden, and remains the only driver to do so in consecutive years.[3] Richards continued with Gibson Motorsport in 2000, winning the inaugural Canberra 400 as well as a round at Calder Park Raceway.[2]

In 2001, Richards moved to Ford Tickford Racing. Richards finished 12th in the standings for the team in 2001. With Ford Tickford Racing scaling back to one car, Richards moved to Perkins Engineering in 2002. He continued with the team for five years and achieved consistent championship finishes between fifth and seventh. Richards won two rounds for the team, both at the Perth 400 at Barbagallo Raceway.[2]

In 2007, Richards made another manufacturer switch, joining Ford Performance Racing. Richards started competitively for the team, with championship finishes of seventh and eighth, but dropped off in 2009 and 2010 with finishes of thirteenth and fifteenth. Richards was subsequently replaced by Will Davison for 2011, and finished his full-time career with a podium in the final race of the season at the Sydney 500. Richards' highlights for the team were winning the Skycity Triple Crown in 2008, and podium finishes at the 2007 Sandown 500 and 2009 Phillip Island 500 with Owen Kelly and Mark Winterbottom respectively. Richards and Winterbottom were leading the 2007 Bathurst 1000 late in the race before Winterbottom went off the track in wet conditions.[3]

Endurance co-driver

Following his full-time career ending, Richards became a highly sought-after co-driver for V8 Supercars' two endurance events, the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000. He decided to stay on with Ford Performance Racing, renewing his partnership with Winterbottom. In 2013, Richards and Winterbottom won the 2013 Bathurst 1000 on their sixth attempt together. It was the first Bathurst victory for Winterbottom and the team, and Richards' first since 1999.

After his success in 2013, Richards was poached by Triple Eight Race Engineering to drive with Craig Lowndes from 2014 onwards in what had become known as the Pirtek Enduro Cup. The move brought Richards a fourth Bathurst victory in 2015.[4] In doing this Richards joined Lowndes, who along with Tony Longhurst and Jamie Whincup had matched the feat of winning in both a Ford and Holden since Richards had achieved it, as the only two drivers to win more than one Bathurst 1000 for both Ford and Holden. Richards won the race again with Lowndes in 2018 winning his Fifth Bathurst crown becoming one of the most successful winners of the great race throughout the current decade and sixth on the all-time list of Bathurst champions.

Richards announced his retirement from Supercars racing after the 2019 season.[5]

Endurance racing

Richards won the inaugural Bathurst 24 Hour race in 2002 driving a Holden Monaro 427C for Garry Rogers Motorsport. Richards won the race alongside Garth Tander, Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty. Driving the same car in the 2003 race, the same quartet finished in second place, less than a second behind their teammates Greg Murphy, Todd Kelly, Jason Bright, and Peter Brock, who had formed a famous partnership with his father Jim in the 1970s and 1980s.

Richards competed in the 2014 24 Hours of Spa with Roger Lago, David Russell and Steve Owen, driving a Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3. They did not finish the race. Richards has also achieved a class victory at the Bathurst 12 Hour, in 2012.

Carrera Cup

Richards placed fourth in the 2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

After the conclusion of his full-time V8 Supercars career, Richards entered the Australian Carrera Cup Championship in 2011 in a team backed by Laser Plumbing & Electrical. He consistently became a top-five championship runner since joining the series. His highlight was in 2014 when he won the championship title and broke the stranglehold on the series held by Craig Baird. It was Richards' first championship title in twenty years. Richards slipped back in the following two years before stepping back from the series to focus on his team's entry in the Australian GT Championship.[6]

Australian GT

In 2013 and 2014, Richards competed in selected events of the Australian GT Championship in a Lamborghini Gallardo alongside Justin McMillan. They finished fifth in the 2014 championship. Richards then made a one-off appearance in the 2015 season in a Chevrolet Camaro.

In 2016, Richards re-joined the series full-time, this time with his own team, Steven Richards Motorsport. The team became the factory-supported customer entrant for the new BMW M6 GT3 in Australia.[7] The team has also entered two cars in the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour.

Personal life

Before taking up motor racing full-time, Richards served his apprenticeship as an aircraft engineer.

Richards is married to Angela (m. 1998) and has two children, Clayton (born 2000) and Priya (born 2001).[1]

Richards lives with his family in Melbourne, Victoria.

Career results

Richards placed fifth in the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series
Richards placed 14th in the 2017 Australian GT Championship driving a BMW M6 GT3
Season Series Position Car Team
1992 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series 7th Van Diemen RF91 Ford Steven Richards
1993 Australian Formula Ford Championship 5th Van Diemen RF93 Ford Team Valvoline / Garry Rogers
1994 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Van Diemen RF94 Ford Garry Rogers Motorsport
1995 Australian Super Touring Championship 9th Alfa Romeo 155 TS Garry Rogers Motorsport
1996 Australian Touring Car Championship 12th Holden VR Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
Australian Super Touring Championship 5th Honda Accord
Alfa Romeo 155 TS
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 12th Holden VS Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
Australian Super Touring Championship 7th Nissan Primera
Honda Accord
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 18th Holden VS Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
1999 Shell Championship Series 7th Holden VT Commodore Gibson Motorsport
2000 Shell Championship Series 9th Holden VT Commodore Gibson Motorsport
2001 Shell Championship Series 12th Ford AU Falcon Ford Tickford Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Holden VX Commodore Perkins Engineering
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Holden VX Commodore
Holden VY Commodore
Perkins Engineering
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 5th Holden VY Commodore Perkins Engineering
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 7th Holden VY Commodore Perkins Engineering
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 7th Holden VZ Commodore Perkins Engineering
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 7th Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 13th Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 15th Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 4th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Laser Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 36th Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 5th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Laser Racing
V8SuperTourer Championship 11th Ford FG Falcon John McIntyre Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 38th Ford Performance Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 4th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Laser Racing
Australian GT Championship 33rd Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 M Motorsport
International V8 Supercars Championship 31st Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2014 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Laser Plumbing & Electrical
Australian GT Championship 5th Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 Interlloy M Motorsport
International V8 Supercars Championship 31st Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2015 Australian GT Championship 43rd Chevrolet Camaro DPM Motorsport
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 4th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Laser Plumbing & Electrical
International V8 Supercars Championship 31st Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia 5th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Laser Plumbing & Electrical
Australian GT Championship 28th BMW M6 GT3 Steven Richards Motorsport
Australian Endurance Championship 29th BMW M6 GT3
International V8 Supercars Championship 31st Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 32nd Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
Australian GT Championship 14th BMW M6 GT3 BMW Team SRM
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 27th Holden ZB Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 37th Holden ZB Commodore Team 18

Supercars Championship results

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
1996 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VR Commodore EAS
R1

EAS
R2

EAS
R3

SAN
R4

SAN
R5

SAN
R6

BAT
R7

BAT
R8

BAT
R9

SYM
R10

SYM
R11

SYM
R12

PHI
R13

PHI
R14

PHI
R15

CAL
R16

CAL
R17

CAL
R18

LAK
R19

LAK
R20

LAK
R21

BAR
R22

BAR
R23

BAR
R24

MAL
R25

MAL
R26

MAL
R27

ORA
R28

ORA
R29

ORA
R30

12th 84
1997 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VS Commodore CAL
R1

CAL
R2

CAL
R3

PHI
R4

PHI
R5

PHI
R6

SAN
R7

SAN
R8

SAN
R9

SYM
R10

SYM
R11

SYM
R12

WIN
R13
WIN
R14
WIN
R15
EAS
R16

EAS
R17

EAS
R18

LAK
R19

LAK
R20

LAK
R21

BAR
R22

BAR
R23

BAR
R24

MAL
R25

MAL
R26

MAL
R27

ORA
R28

ORA
R29

ORA
R30

12th 263
1998 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VS Commodore SAN
R1

4
SAN
R2

11
SAN
R3

9
SYM
R4

17
SYM
R5

9
SYM
R6

8
LAK
R7

14
LAK
R8

8
LAK
R9

6
PHI
R10

PHI
R11

PHI
R12

WIN
R13

WIN
R14

WIN
R15

MAL
R16

MAL
R17

MAL
R18

BAR
R19

BAR
R20

BAR
R21

CAL
R22

CAL
R23

CAL
R24

HDV
R25

HDV
R26

HDV
R27

ORA
R28

ORA
R29

ORA
R30

18th 188
1999 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore EAS
R1
EAS
R2
EAS
R3
ADE
R4
BAR
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
PHI
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
SAN
R14
SAN
R15
SAN
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
CAL
R20
CAL
R21
CAL
R22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SYM
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
ORA
R29
ORA
R30
ORA
R31
QLD
R32

BAT
R33

7th 1310
2000 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore PHI
R1
PHI
R2
BAR
R3
BAR
R4
BAR
R5
ADE
R6
ADE
R7
EAS
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
CAN
R14
CAN
R15
CAN
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
WIN
R20
WIN
R21
WIN
R22
ORA
R23
ORA
R24
ORA
R25
CAL
R26
CAL
R27
CAL
R28
QLD
R29

SAN
R30
SAN
R31
SAN
R32
BAT
R33

8th 993
2001 Ford Tickford Racing Ford AU Falcon PHI
R1
PHI
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
CAN
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
BAR
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
CAL
R16
CAL
R17
CAL
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
QLD
R21

WIN
R22
WIN
R23
BAT
R24

PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SAN
R28
SAN
R29
SAN
R30
12th 1912
2002 Perkins Engineering Holden VX Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

PHI
R3
PHI
R4
EAS
R5

EAS
R6

EAS
R7

HDV
R8

HDV
R9

HDV
R10

CAN
R11

CAN
R12

CAN
R13

BAR
R14

BAR
R15

BAR
R16

ORA
R17

ORA
R18

WIN
R19

WIN
R20

QLD
R21

BAT
R22

SUR
R23

SUR
R24

PUK
R25

PUK
R26

PUK
R27

SAN
R28

SAN
R29

6th 1310
2003 Perkins Engineering Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1

4
ADE
R1

2
PHI
R3

7
EAS
R4

8
WIN
R5

3
BAR
R6

4
BAR
R7

3
BAR
R8

8
HDV
R9

9
HDV
R10

6
HDV
R11

5
QLD
R12

Ret
ORA
R13

23
SAN
R14

6
BAT
R15

4
SUR
R16

Ret
SUR
R17

22
PUK
R18

20
PUK
R19

6
PUK
R20

6
EAS
R21

4
EAS
R22

16
6th 1709
2004 Perkins Engineering Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1

2
ADE
R2

2
EAS
R3

4
PUK
R4

6
PUK
R5

5
PUK
R6

4
HDV
R7

5
HDV
R8

3
HDV
R9

3
BAR
R10

Ret
BAR
R11

6
BAR
R12

2
QLD
R13

2
WIN
R14

13
ORA
R15

10
ORA
R16

11
SAN
R17

15
BAT
R18

21
SUR
R19

Ret
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21

4
SYM
R22

13
SYM
R23

6
EAS
R24

8
EAS
R25

4
EAS
R26

8
5th 1819
2005 Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

EAS
R9

EAS
R10

SHA
R11
SHA
R12
SHA
R13

HDV
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

QLD
R17

ORA
R18

ORA
R19

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

SUR
R23

SUR
R24

SYM
R25

SYM
R26

SYM
R27

PHI
R28

PHI
R29

PHI
R30

7th 1669
2006 Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

PUK
R3

PUK
R4

PUK
R5

BAR
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

QLD
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

ORA
R18

ORA
R19

ORA
R20

SAN
R21

BAT
R22

SUR
R23

SUR
R24

SUR
R25

SYM
R26

SYM
R27

SYM
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

PHI
R32

PHI
R33

PHI
R34

7th 2740
2007 Ford Performance Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1

ADE
R2

BAR
R3

BAR
R4

BAR
R5

PUK
R6

PUK
R7

PUK
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

EAS
R12

EAS
R13

EAS
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

HDV
R17

QLD
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

ORA
R21

ORA
R22

ORA
R23

SAN
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SUR
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

SYM
R32

SYM
R33

SYM
R34

PHI
R35

PHI
R36

PHI
R37

7th 380
2008 Ford Performance Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1

ADE
R2

EAS
R3

EAS
R4

EAS
R5

HAM
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

BAR
R9

BAR
R10

BAR
R11

SAN
R12

SAN
R13

SAN
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

HDV
R17

QLD
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

WIN
R21

WIN
R22

WIN
R23

PHI
Q

PHI
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SUR
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

SYM
R32

SYM
R33

SYM
R34

ORA
R35

ORA
R36

ORA
R37

8th 2416
2009 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

9
HAM
R3

15
HAM
R4

12
WIN
R5

3
WIN
R6

16
SYM
R7

15
SYM
R8

15
HDV
R9

21
HDV
R10

14
TOW
R11

21
TOW
R12

20
SAN
R13

14
SAN
R14

12
QLD
R15

11
QLD
R16

7
PHI
Q

1
PHI
R17

3
BAT
R18

Ret
SUR
R19

7
SUR
R20

6
SUR
R21

12
SUR
R22

Ret
PHI
R23

17
PHI
R24

14
BAR
R25

23
BAR
R26

8
SYD
R27

8
SYD
R28

15
13th 1780
2010 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon YMC
R1

16
YMC
R2

17
BHR
R3

Ret
BHR
R4

15
ADE
R5

17
ADE
R6

13
HAM
R7

24
HAM
R8

DSQ
QLD
R9

27
QLD
R10

9
WIN
R11

14
WIN
R12

21
HDV
R13

Ret
HDV
R14

10
TOW
R15

9
TOW
R16

5
PHI
R17

21
BAT
R18

11
SUR
R19

Ret
SUR
R20

13
SYM
R21

8
SYM
R22

9
SAN
R23

12
SAN
R24

15
SYD
R25

11
SYD
R26

2
15th 1630
2011 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon YMC
R1

YMC
R2

ADE
R3

ADE
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

BAR
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HID
R12

HID
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

QLD
R18

PHI
R19

17
BAT
R20

4
SUR
R21

SUR
R22

SYM
R23

SYM
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

36th 366
2012 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
QR

EX
SAN
R20

2
BAT
R21

11
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
38th 347
2013 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COA
R13
COA
R14
COA
R15
COA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
QLD
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
WIN
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SAN
R28

6
BAT
R29

1
SUR
R30

3
SUR
R31

18
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35

SYD
R36

31st 684
2014 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
WIN
R7
WIN
R8
WIN
R9
PUK
R10
PUK
R11
PUK
R12
PUK
R13
BAR
R14

BAR
R15

BAR
R16

HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20

TOW
R21

TOW
R22

QLD
R23
QLD
R24
QLD
R25
SMP
R26
SMP
R27
SMP
R28
SAN
QR

9
SAN
R29

4
BAT
R30

10
SUR
R31

17
SUR
R32

11
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
PHI
R35
SYD
R36
SYD
R37
SYD
R38
31st 522
2015 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
BAR
R7

BAR
R8

BAR
R9

WIN
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
HID
R15
TOW
R16
TOW
R17
QLD
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

SMP
R21
SMP
R22
SMP
R23
SAN
QR

12
SAN
R24

13
BAT
R25

1
SUR
R26

3
SUR
R27

4
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
PUK
R30
PHI
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
31st 681
2016 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PHI
R6
PHI
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16

QLD
R17

SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
QR

16
SAN
R20

8
BAT
R21

16
SUR
R22

6
SUR
R23

4
PUK
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
31st 516
2017 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9

WIN
R10

HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15

QLD
R16

SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
R19

11
BAT
R20

11
SUR
R21

7
SUR
R22

4
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
32nd 504
2018 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13
WIN
R14
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19

QLD
R20

SMP
R21
BEN
R22
BEN
R23
SAN
R24

3
BAT
R25

1
SUR
R26

2
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
NEW
R30
NEW
R31
27th 696
2019 Team 18 Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13
WIN
R14
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
BEN
R21
BEN
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
BAT
R25

6
SUR
R26

19
SUR
R27

19
SAN
QR

12
SAN
R28

12
NEW
R29
NEW
R30
37th 438

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1995 2 Gibson Motorsport Holden Commodore VR Sweden Anders Olofsson 4th 161
1996 32 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VR New Zealand Jim Richards DNF 33
1997* 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Nissan Primera United Kingdom Matt Neal DNF 84
1997 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VS New Zealand Jim Richards 2nd 161
1998* 34 Team Dynamics Nissan Primera United Kingdom Matt Neal 2nd 161
1998 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon EL Australia Jason Bright 1st 161
1999 7 Gibson Motorsport Holden Commodore VT New Zealand Greg Murphy 1st 161
2000 7 Gibson Motorsport Holden Commodore VT New Zealand Greg Murphy 3rd 161
2001 5 Ford Tickford Racing Ford Falcon AU Australia Glenn Seton 9th 161
2002 16 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VX Australia Russell Ingall 2nd 161
2003 11 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VY Australia Larry Perkins 4th 161
2004 11 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VY New Zealand Jim Richards 21st 148
2005 24 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ Australia Paul Dumbrell DNF 28
2006 7 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VZ Australia Paul Dumbrell 5th 161
2007 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BF Australia Mark Winterbottom 10th 161
2008 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BF Australia Mark Winterbottom 4th 161
2009 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Mark Winterbottom DNF 49
2010 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia James Moffat 11th 161
2011 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Mark Winterbottom 4th 161
2012 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Mark Winterbottom 11th 161
2013 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Mark Winterbottom 1st 161
2014 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF Australia Craig Lowndes 10th 161
2015 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF Australia Craig Lowndes 1st 161
2016 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF Australia Craig Lowndes 16th 156
2017 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF Australia Craig Lowndes 11th 160
2018 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB Australia Craig Lowndes 1st 161
2019 18 Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB Australia Mark Winterbottom 6th 161

* Super Touring race

Complete Australian Carrera Cup Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pos Pts
2011 Jim Richards Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ALB
R1

3
ALB
R2

3
ALB
R3

3
BAR
R4

1
BAR
R5

3
BAR
R6

2
TOW
R7

6
TOW
R8

9
TOW
R9

5
PHI
R10

5
PHI
R11

4
PHI
R12

4
BAT
R13

2
BAT
R14

3
BAT
R15

3
SUR
R16

7
SUR
R17

4
SUR
R18

2
HOM
R19

Ret
HOM
R20

4
HOM
R21

3
4th 882
2012 Laser Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

4
ALB
R4

11
ALB
R5

6
ALB
R6

4
BAR
R7

6
BAR
R8

4
BAR
R9

6
TOW
R10

2
TOW
R11

3
TOW
R12

11
PHI
R13

5
PHI
R14

5
PHI
R15

4
BAT
R16

3
BAT
R17

5
BAT
R18

5
SUR
R19

3
SUR
R20

3
SUR
R21

2
HOM
R22

3
HOM
R23

4
HOM
R24

6
5th 884
2013 Steve Richards Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ADE
R1

3
ADE
R2

2
ADE
R3

1
ALB
R4

1
ALB
R5

6
ALB
R6

5
SYD
R7

6
SYD
R8

13
TOW
R9

5
TOW
R10

5
TOW
R11

3
WIN
R12

9
WIN
R13

4
WIN
R14

7
BAT
R15

4
BAT
R16

5
BAT
R17

3
SUR
R18

2
SUR
R19

2
SUR
R20

1
4th 879
2014 Steve Richards Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ADE
R1

ADE
R2

ADE
R3

ALB
R4

ALB
R5

ALB
R6

PHI
R7

PHI
R8

TOW
R9

TOW
R10

TOW
R11

SMP
R12

SMP
R13

SMP
R14

SAN
R15

SAN
R16

SAN
R17

BAT
R18

BAT
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

SUR
R22

SUR
R23

1st 954
2015 Steve Richards Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ADE
R1

1
ADE
R2

1
ADE
R3

1
ALB
R4

2
ALB
R5

1
ALB
R6

1
PHI
R7

7
PHI
R8

10
TOW
R9

6
TOW
R10

3
TOW
R11

2
SMP
R12

3
SMP
R13

Ret
SMP
R14

8
SAN
R15

Ret
SAN
R16

7
SAN
R17

4
BAT
R18

4
BAT
R19

3
SUR
R20

12
SUR
R21

12
SUR
R22

11
4th 846.5
2016 Steve Richards Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ADE
R1

8
ADE
R2

4
ADE
R3

Ret
ALB
R4

8
ALB
R5

2
ALB
R6

2
ALB
R7

2
SMP
R8

SMP
R9

HID
R10

HID
R11

HID
R12

SMP
R13

SMP
R14

SMP
R15

SAN
R16

SAN
R17

BAT
R18

BAT
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

SUR
R22

SUR
R23

5th 898.5

Complete Bathurst 24 Hour results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
2002 Australia Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Garth Tander
Australia Nathan Pretty
Australia Cameron McConville
Holden Monaro 427C 1 532 1st 1st
2003 Australia Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Garth Tander
Australia Nathan Pretty
Australia Cameron McConville
Holden Monaro 427C A 527 2nd 2nd

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
1993 Australia Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Paul Fordham Nissan Pulsar SSS B 234 21st 3rd
2012 Australia Hunter Sports Group Australia Steven Johnson
Australia Nathan Tinkler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 254 4th 1st
2013 Australia GB Galvanising Australia Ross Lilley
Australia Justin McMillan
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 A 247 13th 10th
2014 Australia M Motorsport Australia Ross Lilley
Australia Justin McMillan
Australia Dale Wood
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 A 78 DNF DNF
2015 Australia M Motorsport New Zealand Craig Baird
Australia Justin McMillan
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 AP 129 DNF DNF
2017 Australia BMW Team SRM Germany Marco Wittmann
Australia Mark Winterbottom
BMW M6 GT3 AP 281 14th 7th
2018 Australia BMW Team SRM Germany Timo Glock
Austria Philipp Eng
BMW M6 GT3 AP 270 9th 5th

References

  1. ^ a b c "Steve Richards Motorsport". WesTrac. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Greenhalgh, David; Howard, Graham; Wilson, Stewart (2011). The official history: Australian Touring Car Championship - 50 Years. St Leonards, New South Wales: Chevron Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-9805912-2-4.
  3. ^ a b Greenhalgh, David; Tuckey, Bill (2013). The official history of The Great Race Bathurst : 50 years. St Leonards, New South Wales: Chevron Publishing Group. ISBN 9780980591231.
  4. ^ "Lowndes scores sixth Bathurst 1000 victory". Speedcafe. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Howard, Tom (6 December 2019). "Richards announces Supercars retirement". Speedcafe. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  6. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (26 November 2016). "Richards steps back from Carrera Cup". Speedcafe. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Richards to run new BMW Australian GT program". Speedcafe. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2016.

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Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst Classic
1998
(with Jason Bright)
Succeeded by
Steven Richards
Greg Murphy
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
1999
(with Greg Murphy)
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Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2013
(with Mark Winterbottom)
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Preceded by Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2014
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Nick Foster
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2015
(with Craig Lowndes)
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2018
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2018
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