|V8 Supercar Record|
|Current team||Ford Performance Racing|
|2012 Championship position||38th (347 pts)|
Steven Richards (born 11 July 1972 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand racing driver, currently competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia with the Laser Racing team. He previously raced in the V8 Supercar series for Ford Performance Racing.
He is the son of seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Jim Richards and is a two-time Bathurst winner himself, having won the event in 1998 and 1999. On 4 October 1998, Steven finished second, only two seconds behind dad Jim in the AMP Bathurst 1000 run for Super Touring Cars, and two months later on 15 November he won the FAI 1000 for V8 Supercars with Jason Bright. He is one of only three drivers to win Bathurst in both a Ford and a Holden (the others are Craig Lowndes and Tony Longhurst).
Stephen Richards was also the winner of the inaugural Bathurst 24 Hour race in 2002 driving a Holden Monaro for Garry Rogers Motorsport. Richards won the race alongside Garth Tander, Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty. Driving the same car in the 2003 race, the same quartet finished in second place, less than a second behind their team mates Greg Murphy, Todd Kelly, Jason Bright, and Peter Brock. It was Brock who his father Jim had partnered to win the first three of his seven Bathurst 1000 wins, in 1978, 1979 and 1980.
Nicknamed Richo, he has previously raced for Jack Daniel's Racing, Ford Tickford Racing, and Gibson Motor Sport in V8 Supercars, as well as driving V8's, Super Tourer's, AUSCAR for Garry Rogers. This led him to driving a variety of cars, including various model Holden Commodore's and Ford Falcon's, as well as a Nissan Primera and Alfa Romeo 155 TS.
Thanks to his successes in both Fords and Holdens, Richards remains popular among fans of both brands. He signed with Ford Performance Racing for the 2007 season, a homecoming of sorts as he raced for this team under its Ford Tickford Racing banner.
Career results 
|Winner of the Bathurst Classic
(with Jason Bright)
|Winner of the Bathurst 1000
(with Greg Murphy)
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