Terrible news for one of the truly nicest drivers in the V8 Supercars Championship series, with Brad Jones Holden racer Jason Richards diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Jason Richards has been diagnosed with a stomach tumourThe New Zealander will undergo emergency surgery next week, and his seat will be filled by occasional driver Andrew Jones.

The illness rules the 34-year-old out of the rest of the season’s races at Sandown and Sydney.

We wish Jason a speedy recovery.

[Original image via Life]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.