I’m sure many of you will have heard that Jason Richards succumbed to his battle with cancer last night. It came as an enormous shock to me as I refused to believe it was terminal and that there had to be a way to defeat it.
This is devastating news to the motorsports community after what has already been a truly awful year. Jason was one of the genuine nice guys. Always smiling, always accessible, and great with the fans. There was no sense of elitism about him and he seemed to be one of the nicest people in the paddock. You probably couldn’t find a more likeable bloke in the V8 Supercar paddock, in fact. He came to my primary school once and talked about his massive crash at Queensland Raceway, and I even got his autograph!
I’ve seen a few tweets from people that met him personally and they can only speak fondly of him. He will be sorely missed, but always remembered as a legend. Rest in peace, Jason.