Pass­ing the ba­ton

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Sport -

When

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.

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