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To the uninitiated, Jim Richards is a living legend in the language of championship race driving torque.

He is a New Zealand champion who has won seven Bathurst 1000, eight Targa Tasmania, four Australian Touring Car Championships and was inducted into the V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsports halls of fame. Jim’s most recent professional championship title was winning the Carrera Australia Cup in 2003, behind the wheel of a Porsche 996 GT3.

His son, Steven Richards, is another born-and-bred racing car champion and between father and son, they have won 11 Bathurst 1000 Championships, with Steven’s most recent victory in 2015.

Since retired, Jim Richards continues to compete in the Touring Car Masters series and holds his self-titled hot laps driving experiences, which you can race to order online at Adrenaline. 

What it's like to drive with Jim Richards?

Driving with the master, Jim Richards, is a dream come true for racing fans and new recruits. 

A Jim Richards Hot Laps driving experience is like no other.

You will receive the hottest laps on record in a Porsche-driven racing car, with clear driver/passenger communication while in the hot seat. Racing lovers will also take home a signed photograph with their latest championship driver buddy, none other than Jim Richards himself.

This maximum-charged event is the ultimate thrill ride for Bathurst 1000 devotees and Porsche or V8 Supercars fans. All Jim Richards Hot Laps experiences take place at Mt Panorama, Eastern Creek, Oran Park and Phillip Island.

Adrenaline offers gift vouchers that can be used to redeem Jim Richards Hot Laps experiences and all of the 2500-plus exhilarating adventures offered Australia wide on land, water and in the air.

Gift vouchers are valid for three years and can be emailed or sent via post.

What is a hot lap?

A hot lap is an event to get fired up about on all the six-cylinder, V8-powered charge rev heads can muster. No matter your vehicle of choice, a Porsche Hot Laps or V8 Supercar Hot Laps experience provides the thrill ride of a lifetime. You will truly fly around the race circuit when your professional racing instructor takes control of the wheel and shows you what these dream driving machines are truly capable of.

Hot lapping is race against time, where speed and skill level behind the wheel come to the fore. Professional racing drivers will test the superpowers of these custom-engineered V8 supercars to the limit, but purely for performance value. No overtaking or contact with competing vehicles is permitted during a hot laps experience. 

What you need to know when hot lapping for the first time?

You will need to be fully strapped into the passenger seat and suited up in all appropriate protective gear, but apart from that, eager beavers should prepare to brace themselves for the white-knuckle exhilaration of the hottest laps they will ever experience. 

Just look, listen to your safety briefing and on-board commentary, and learn – and your need for speed will be professionally, effortlessly and unforgettably fulfilled.