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Ken Richardson

Ken Richardson, Jersey Road Race, St Helier, Jersey, 28th April 1949. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Ken Richardson, Jersey Road Race, St Helier, Jersey, 28th April 1949. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

21 Aug 1911
Bourne, Lincolnshire

Died:

27 Jun 1997
Bourne, Lincolnshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

0 (1951)

An engineer, Ken raced on until the late 1960's and spent a lot of time travelling to America, but passed away at his home of near 90 years, Bourne, Lincolnshire after losing his fight against bladder cancer. Richardson was best known for being a long-time development and test driver for BRM and like Norman Dewis at Jaguar, that was fundamentally his main role, but he did travel with the team as a back-up for Grand Prix's and then later drove in sportscars and the odd endurance rally.

Biography last updated 11 Jan 2015