Jason Richards to get V8 laps at Winton

Jason Richards will drive the Team BOC Commodore VE

Jason Richards will drive the Team BOC Commodore VE

Jason Richards will drive a V8 Supercar at Winton Motor Raceway next week in the ‘co-driver’ sessions on Friday.

The popular Kiwi, battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer, will drive Jason Bright’s #8 Team BOC Holden Commodore VE around the 3.0km central Victorian circuit.

V8 Supercars regulations prohibit drivers in the top 50 percent in the championship to drive in Practice 1 and 2 on Fridays at race meetings.

In these sessions at Winton, Darwin, Townsville and Queensland Raceway, co-drivers are permitted to get miles in the cars – whether the driver is in the top or bottom 50 percent.

See below for a full list of co-drivers who have been entered for the practice sessions.

There are a couple of notable absent drivers from the list, including both of Dick Johnson Racing’s endurance men David Besnard and Matt Halliday.

The other missing drivers are David Brabham (#4 IRWIN Falcon), Allan Simonsen (#11 Pepsi Max Crew Commodore), Richard Lyons (#19 Mother Energy Racing) and David Wall (#21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing).

Wall has been omitted from the session as the team is waiting to hear if regular driver Karl Reindler will be fit to compete.

And only Michael Caruso will steer his #34 Fujitsu Racing Commodore as the team strives to get ‘Robbo’ back to the pointy end of the V8 field. CLICK HERE for this morning’s Speedcafe.com story regarding the team’s endurance drivers.

See below for Speedcafe.com’s exclusive video with V8 endurance drivers at Winton’s test day

See below for the full Winton entry list

No. Team CAMS Competitor Name Driver Name Additional Driver Car
1 Toll Holden Racing Team Walkinshaw Performance James Courtney Cameron McConville VE II
2 Toll Holden Racing Team Walkinshaw Performance Garth Tander Nick Percat VE II
3 Wilson Security Racing Bellmont Nominees Pty Ltd Tony D’Alberto Dale Wood FG
4 Irwin Racing Stone Brothers Racing Pty Ltd Alex Davison   FG
5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Prodrive Racing (Aust) Pty Ltd Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards FG
6 Trading Post FPR Falcon Prodrive Racing (Aust) Pty Ltd Will Davison Luke Youlden FG
7 Jack Daniel’s Racing Motorsport Holdings Pty Ltd Todd Kelly David Russell VE II
8 Team BOC Brad Jones Racing Jason Bright Jason Richards VE II
9 SP Tools Racing Stone Brothers Racing Pty Ltd Shane van Gisbergen John McIntyre FG
11 Pepsi Max Crew Perkins Engineering Pty Ltd Greg Murphy   VE II
12 Triple F Racing Triple F Racing Dean Fiore Michael Patrizi   FG
14 Jana Living Racing Brad Jones Racing Jason Bargwanna Andrew Jones VE II
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Motorsport Holdings Pty Ltd Rick Kelly Owen Kelly VE II
16 Stratco Racing Perkins Engineering Pty Ltd David Reynolds Tim Blanchard VE II
17 Jim Beam Racing DJ & CS Holdings P/L Steven Johnson   FG
18 Jim Beam Racing DJ & CS Holdings P/L James Moffat   FG
19 Mother Energy Racing Team Stephen John Webb Jonathon Webb   FG
21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Jobri Holdings Pty Ltd Karl Reindler   VE II
30 Gulf Western Oil Racing Lucas Dumbrell Investments Warren Luff Nathan Pretty VE II
33 Fujitsu Racing GRM Garry Rogers Motorsport Lee Holdsworth Marcus Marshall VE II
34 Fujitsu Racing GRM Garry Rogers Motorsport Michael Caruso   VE II
39 Supercheap Auto Racing Nemo Racing Pty Ltd Russell Ingall Jack Perkins VE II
47 Lucky 7 Racing J R Racing Pty Ltd Tim Slade Daniel Gaunt FG
49 V.I.P. Petfoods Nemo Racing Pty Ltd Steve Owen Paul Morris VE II
55 The Bottle-O Racing Team Rod Nash Racing Pty Ltd Paul Dumbrell Dean Canto FG
61 Bundaberg Racing Walkinshaw Performance Fabian Coulthard Craig Baird VE II
88 TeamVodafone Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd Jamie Whincup Andrew Thompson VE II
888 TeamVodafone Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd Craig Lowndes Mark Skaife VE II

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