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 23, 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 last year driving a PAYCE–sponsored Porsche 911 GT3 and finished the season in 5th place in the championship.
In 2016, he steps up to the touring car category to drive a PAYCE-sponsored Holden Commodore in the Dunlop Series as part of a two-driver assault under the guidance of Garry Rogers in the Wilson Security PAYCE GRM team.