Nissan hero to steer a Ford Sierra!

JIM Richards is undoubtedly a legend of touring car racing and he’ll be making a special trip away from Australasian shores in 2017.

The seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner will head to Silverstone in England for the Silverstone Classic Historic event next July.

Richards will slip behind the wheel of the 1989 Spa 24 Hour-winning Bastos/Eggenberger Ford Sierra RS500 Group A, now owned by Kiwi Pete Sturgeon, who also owns the ex-JPS BMW 635 Group C car that Richards has recently raced in Historic competition.

The Bastos Sierra won the 1989 Spa 24 Hour classic in the hands of Win Percy, Gianfranco Brancatelli and Bernd Schneider.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.