V8 Supercars and Holden have confirmed that V8 Supercar driver, 35 year old New Zealander Jason Richards, died last week at his home in Melbourne after a 14 month battle with the rare form of debilitating abdominal cancer, adrenocortical carcinoma.

Richards was a three time Bathurst 1000 runner up and winner of three New Zealand touring car championships prior to him shifting into the Australian V8 Supercar scene in 2001.
He successfully drove for a number of Holden teams with the recent one being Brad Jones Racing. V8 Supercars said a memorial service to honour Richards would be held at Sandown Raceway in the next few weeks.

Richards is survived by his wife Charlotte and children Sienna and Olivia.