Following a very successful introduction to the sport in karts at the age of nine, Richard has made a remarkable transition to sports cars and touring cars over the past five seasons. In his relatively short motorsport career, he has shown a talent for quickly adapting to different categories, both in Australia and overseas and a maturity beyond his years.
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 2014 Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Awards, Richard received the 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 Porsche 911 GT3 and finished the season in 5th place.
In 2016 and 2017, he drove a Commodore VF in the Dunlop Super2 series as part of a two-driver assault by the Wilson Security PAYCE GRM team. He was consistently up with the front runners and in 2017 collected 13 top ten finishes from 22 starts. Although denied a round win, he placed 3rd at Townsville and finished the season in 10th place.
Richard has decided to pursue his motorsport career overseas for the majority of 2018, but has already been booked by the Wilson Security Racing GRM team to return to Supercars as a co-driver in the 2018 Pirtek Enduro Cup.