Jason Richards set for early race return
V8 Supercar driver Jason Richards will make an early return to the driver’s seat at the Clipsal 500, competing in a Ferrari in the opening round of the VodkaO Australian GT Championship.
Richards will co-drive a Maranello Motorsport-prepared Ferrari 430 GT3s at the famous Adelaide street circuit.
The VodkaO Australian GT Championship holds three two-driver events throughout the year – the Adelaide street track (Round 1), Eastern Creek (Round 3) and Phillip Island (Round 5).
The New Zealand star driver was sidelined from his regular V8 duties at the end of last year’s V8 championship due to cancer treatment.
Richards has driven a V8 Supercar on two occasions since withdrawing from this year’s title, testing at the pre-season test at Eastern Creek in January and enjoying some more seat time at Winton on Monday.
Richards will confirm his debut in the Australian GT Championship in a special press announcemnet at Mark Coffey’s Maranello Motorsport shop in Richmond, Victoria tomorrow morning.