Now 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 quickly racked up experience in AUSCAR racing before graduating to two-litre Super Tourers and V8 Supercars with Garry Rogers Motorsport, the latter in 1996.
One of the fastest privateer drivers around, Richards would regularly give the better-equipped Level 1 teams and drivers a difficult time, eventually teaming with his father to finish second at Bathurst in 1997.
After leaving GRM and Australia to become Nissan's official test driver in the British Touring Car Championship in 1998, Richards has since returned to become a regular part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and won Bathurst in 1998 (with Jason Bright) and in 1999 (with Greg Murphy).
He spent 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 followed, before taking Jason Bright's seat at FPR for 2007, where he also remained for five years, before retiring from full-time V8 Supercars racing.
Richards has been a valuable co-driver ever since, winning the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 2013 with Mark Winterbottom and again in 2015 with Craig Lowndes.
Alongside his ongoing assignment with Lowndes, Richards competes in the Australian GT Championship in a BMW.
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