Brad Jones Racing and the whole V8 Supercar community is in deep mourning with the passing of our friend and team mate, Jason Richards.
The New Zealander passed away on 15 December 2011 after a brave battle with Adreno Cortical Carcinoma (ACC), with which he was first diagnosed in November last year.
He was only 35.
A native of Nelson in New Zealand but a resident of Melbourne for the last six years, Richards is survived by wife Charlotte and young daughters Sienna and Olivia.
Bright, enthusiastic and popular among fellow drivers and fans alike, the inspirational racer’s illness galvanized the V8 Supercar paddock over the last 12 months as it rallied to support one of its true good guys.
The fact that rival teams, drivers and manufacturers came together to help him in whatever way possible showed exactly the sort of standing he was held in by the Australasian racing community.
Jason was an integral part of our team, and whilst not sitting in the race car at every round this year, he attended many events and drove one of our cars whenever possible. He was there at Winton to celebrate with us Jason Bright's win, our second in V8 Supercar Championship Series, and a win that was based around the foundation that JR helped build.
He was a truely inspirational character in a number of ways.
The V8 Supercar Paddock has lost a very dear friend.
Jason's Facebook Page
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Congratulations mate your BJR team mates did an awesome job on the weekend.. God Bless your a champion.
Damon @ Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 01:03 AEST
Missing you mate, hope you're watching down on Bathurst
Tristan Hart @ Saturday, 06 October 2012, 09:10 AEST
turning up to bathurst this year is going to be hard without your infectious smile and truly stunning ability to throw any car you happen to get your hands on around the track faster than anyone would think possible. it was the last place you got to show the world how truly gifted you were behind the wheel and it will always hold a cherished memory of the last time i got to shake your hand and see you smile a the passion for life in your eye's.
Jason @ Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 11:09 AEST
Miss you mate. You always had time for my kids and myself at race meetings. You will forever be a bloody champion. Miss seeing you giving to the bigger teams.
Michael Fernance @ Friday, 14 September 2012, 10:09 AEST
Just had some JR Stars turn up in the post.
Not sure yet where I will put them.
I watch the V8's all the time on television.
I still miss your smile JR.
I keep thinking of you every time I watch.
you were a Great Man.
If your fans miss you I cant imagine how your Family & Friends feel...
Simon Price @ Monday, 03 September 2012, 07:09 AEST
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