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Rivals set up fundraiser for Richards

Australian and New Zealand V8 Supercar drivers have launched a fundraising campaign to assist their rival Jason Richards, who is suffering from an aggressive form of stomach cancer.

Kiwi champion Greg Murphy, along with Garth Tander and Paul Dumbrell are behind the idea, which takes the form of an auction website called Bid4jase.com. The site is selling a range of personal, household, sporting and motorsport items donated by the drivers, teams and sponsors of the two series.

"We have been thrilled with the number of people and organisations who have come forward to donate items for the auction," said Murphy.

"Now that bid4jase.com is launched, we urge anyone that would like to help Jase to either donate an item to sell or more importantly visit the website and buy something - there's something there for everyone."

The 35-year-old Richards won the second race of the Fujistu Series in Adelaide Clipsal and then finished second in the non-championship Albert Park 400 last month in brief racing return.

He was diagnosed with adrenal cortical carcinoma in November and continues to fight the disease.

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