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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I will never forget you clean racing and infectious smile. If you could not pass fairly you did not pass. You will be missed on the track and Off it if only there was more people like you in this world RIP
Greg @ Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 11:01 AEST
A very special man who lived life well and is gone too soon. Miss your smiley face and generous nature.
Laurene Lindsay @ Tuesday, 17 January 2012, 09:01 AEST
I still don't and never will understand why good people have to go so early and in such a cruel way, from myself and my family to Jason's wife there girls to BJR (you are special) our sincere deepest condolences JR you are are legend i look up to forever in our hearts.
My last memory was at the AUST Gp parade lap i yelled out (Go JAS) u turned and smiled with a thumps up ( Pricless we love you)
April Kelly Scott.
scott martin @ Monday, 16 January 2012, 09:01 AEST
you will be sadly missed you inspired me to seek my goals and are a great,kind person will allways have a place in my hart.
e in my hart allways.
nick mitrou @ Saturday, 14 January 2012, 11:01 AEST
Jason will be forever remembered as a great driver, dad and family member. it was great to see so many people turn up to the memorial. RIP Jase
Hayden Turner @ Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 03:01 AEST
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