Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 4.7
Average finishing Position 2.0


Place of birth
Auckland, NZ July 1972
Melbourne, Victoria
Outside of Racing
Water skiing, motor racing, dirt bike riding
Personal Vehicle
John McGregor (Enduro Cup)
Follow Steven Richards

A veteran of Supercars racing, Steven Richards has followed fast in the wheel tracks of his seven-time Bathurst-winning father Jim.

The 1994 Australian Formula Ford Champion, Richards racked up experience in AUSCAR racing before graduating to Super Tourers and Supercars with Garry Rogers Motorsport, the latter in 1996.

One of the fastest privateer drivers around, Richards regularly gave the better-equipped Level 1 teams and drivers a difficult time, including teaming with his father to finish second at Bathurst in 1997.

Having left GRM and Australia to become Nissan's test driver in the British Touring Car Championship in 1998, Richards was back at the end of the year to claim a maiden Bathurst win with Jason Bright.

He went back-to-back in 1999 as a full-time driver with Greg Murphy, spending two seasons with Gibson Motorsport before moving for a single year to Glenn Seton's Ford Tickford Racing. 

A five-year stint with Larry Perkins' Holden squad from 2002-06 followed, before taking Jason Bright's seat at Ford Performance Racing in '07.

That was another five-year stint, before Richards retired from full-time Supercars competition.

Richards has been a valuable co-driver ever since, winning the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 2013 with Mark Winterbottom and again in '15 with Craig Lowndes.

Alongside his ongoing assignment with Lowndes, Richards competes in the Australian GT Championship in a BMW.

latest News

Tickford selling Winterbottom Bathurst winner

FG Falcon on market ahead of driver’s final race with team
6 Days ago

Collector snaps up Lowndes Commodore

“15 minutes before the end of the race I sent a text to Roland that said ‘if he wins, I’ll buy it’”

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 3 3 29
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 9 1 27
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 2 2 27

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
Autobarn Lowndes Racing

Triple Eight’s third Commodore gets a new identity in 2018, with the introduction of the Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner for six-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes.

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