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Richards scores backing from Shannons

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Wednesday 22nd February, 2012 - 5:49pm

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Steve Richards' 2012 Carrera Cup contender, complete with new backing from Shannons Insurance

Steve Richards' 2012 Carrera Cup contender, complete with new backing from Shannons Insurance

Steven Richards has unveiled his 2012 Laser Racing Carrera Cup machine, complete with new backing from Shannons Insurance.

The two-time Bathurst 1000 winner’s Porsche retains a similar look to his 2011 machine, with the addition of Shannons Insurance-backing.

Speaking at the launch of his 2012 campaign at Porsche Cars Australia’s headquarters in Melbourne, Richards is pleased with his beefed up backing for 2012.

“I’m clearly pretty excited to be able to build on what we put together in 2011,” Richards said.

“We’ve got a great commitment for Laser Plumbing and Electrical. They see it as a deal that is bigger than a two-year strategy, and we trying to bring them useful tools for their business partners.”

“To get Shannons on board is a huge coup for us. there’s some history there with my dad, but Paul Gates from Shannons has known about my passion for race cars and road cars – and that’s their exact model,” he said.

“We’ll be doing some things with them during the year with various car shows.”

Richards has upped his commitment to his race team too, purchasing a brand-new truck and trailer.

Also announced this evening was a unique testing opportunity for Australian Formula Ford and Carrera Cup drivers. CLICK HERE for more.

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