Passing the baton
Jim Richards captured the 1991 Australian Touring Car Championship, few would have predicted that it would take a quarter century for another Kiwi to win the title. The four-time champion and Touring Car Masters frontrunner was on hand to see Shane van Gisbergen win the 2016 Supercars title, joining he and Robbie Francevic as the only New Zealanders to win Australia’s premier tin-top crown.
“[Shane is] one of the best out there for sure and we’ve seen it coming over the years,” Jim Richards told stuff.co.nz.
Richards and Mark Skaife were announced on the same weekend as the next inductees to CAMS’s Hall of Fame.