Following a very successful introduction to the sport in karts from the age of nine, Richard has made a remarkable transition to sports cars and touring cars over the past four seasons. At 24, he is another rising star, with a talent for quickly adapting to different categories.
Richard won the 2012 Porsche 944 Challenge as a rookie and then went on to win the 2013 Porsche GT3 Challenge before tackling and winning the 2014 Australian GT Championship.
He has raced overseas at the Spa 24 Hours and Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi and in long distance races at Bathurst, finished fifth in the Bathurst 12 Hours after leading the race in his class at the half-way point.
At the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Awards, Richard received the 2014 Australian Tourist Trophy, joining Sir Stirling Moss, Ian Geoghegan, David McKay and Frank Matich as winners of the national sports car title.
Richard made his full-time debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup championship in 2015 driving a PAYCE–sponsored Porsche 911 GT3 and finished the season in fifth place in the championship.
In 2016, he drove the PAYCE Holden Commodore VF in the Dunlop Series for the Wilson Security Racing GRM team, as part of a two-driver assault under the guidance of Garry Rogers. His consistent driving and mature attitude saw him well inside the top 10 drivers throughout the season and resulted in a well-earned eighth place in the championship.
In 2017, he will contest the second-tier Dunlop Super2 Series in a new #44 Holden Commodore VF and partner team member, James Moffat in the endurance races in the latter part of the season.