16 Apr 2011

V8 drivers launch appeal to help Jason Richards

12:50 pm on 16 April 2011

V8 Supercar drivers at this weekend's Hamilton 400 have launched a public fundraising appeal for New Zealand driver Jason Richards who is suffering from cancer.

Richards returned to the track at the non-championship round in Melbourne to come second in race two.

The drivers have rallied together and launched an auction website selling a range of items donated by them.

Another New Zealand driver, Greg Murphy, says that while the drivers are all fierce competitiors on the track, off the track they are a bunch of like-minded people who really care for their own.