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Richard Asher

Richard Asher is a freelance sports journalist with ancient links to Autosport. He regularly helps out on the news desk, covers races, and sub-edits for the magazine.

 

The South African journalism graduate first came to the attention of the editorial team via a young journalist competition in 2002 - when the 22-year-old was working as a hotel night manager in Surrey! The following June he helped cover Bentley's Le Mans win, and by autumn he was on the staff. Over the next four years, his main focus was covering the British Formula 3 Championship - though A1GP, sportscars and editing National pages also kept him busy. Most weekends off were spent showing his ineptitude at the wheel of Formula Vee or Stock Hatch machinery in UK club events.

 

Having vowed not to get 'stuck in motorsport' for life, he returned to South Africa in 2008 to edit Golf Punk magazine. The sports junkie's freelance career since then has seen him cover golf, cricket, rugby and (obviously) motorsport. He commentates on Guerilla Cricket, writes the Posh Sports Precinct on Substack and has also published several travel books.

 

After further globetrotting including a stint as a truck driver in the Australian Outback, he now resides on the mighty plains of far eastern Austria.

Latest articles by Richard Asher

GT Winter Series Jerez: SR Motorsport dominates weekend

GT Winter Series Jerez: SR Motorsport dominates weekend

GT Winter Series
GT Winter Series

GT Winter Series Jerez: SR Motorsport dominates weekend GT Winter Series Jerez: SR Motorsport dominates weekend

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Cardenas, Peebles and Cota share wins

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Cardenas, Peebles and Cota share wins

Formula Winter Series
Formula Winter Series
Jerez

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Cardenas, Peebles and Cota share wins Formula Winter Series Jerez: Cardenas, Peebles and Cota share wins

GT4 Winter Series Jerez: Elite conquers rain and rivals

GT4 Winter Series Jerez: Elite conquers rain and rivals

GT4 Winter Series
GT4 Winter Series

GT4 Winter Series Jerez: Elite conquers rain and rivals GT4 Winter Series Jerez: Elite conquers rain and rivals

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Peebles sets the pace in all weathers

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Peebles sets the pace in all weathers

Formula Winter Series
Formula Winter Series
Jerez

Formula Winter Series Jerez: Peebles sets the pace in all weathers Formula Winter Series Jerez: Peebles sets the pace in all weathers

GT4 Winter Series Portimao: Day leads Forsetti to double glory

GT4 Winter Series Portimao: Day leads Forsetti to double glory

GT4 Winter Series
GT4 Winter Series
Portimão

GT4 Winter Series Portimao: Day leads Forsetti to double glory GT4 Winter Series Portimao: Day leads Forsetti to double glory

GT Winter Series Portimao: Wiebelhaus stars for Haupt with double victory

GT Winter Series Portimao: Wiebelhaus stars for Haupt with double victory

GT Winter Series
GT Winter Series
Portimão

GT Winter Series Portimao: Wiebelhaus stars for Haupt with double victory GT Winter Series Portimao: Wiebelhaus stars for Haupt with double victory

Prototype Winter Series Portimao: Rinaldi Racing and ANS Motorsport share wins

Prototype Winter Series Portimao: Rinaldi Racing and ANS Motorsport share wins

Prototype Winter Series
Prototype Winter Series
Portimão

Prototype Winter Series Portimao: Rinaldi Racing and ANS Motorsport share wins Prototype Winter Series Portimao: Rinaldi Racing and ANS Motorsport share wins

Winter Series Portimao: Glimpses of form despite wet weather

Winter Series Portimao: Glimpses of form despite wet weather

GT Winter Series
GT Winter Series

Winter Series Portimao: Glimpses of form despite wet weather Winter Series Portimao: Glimpses of form despite wet weather

Prototype Winter Series Estoril: Soufi makes amends after red-flag crash in opener

Prototype Winter Series Estoril: Soufi makes amends after red-flag crash in opener

Prototype Winter Series
Prototype Winter Series
Estoril

Prototype Winter Series Estoril: Soufi makes amends after red-flag crash in opener Prototype Winter Series Estoril: Soufi makes amends after red-flag crash in opener

GT4 Winter Series Estoril: Day, Pichler and Mesch split the race wins

GT4 Winter Series Estoril: Day, Pichler and Mesch split the race wins

GT4 Winter Series
GT4 Winter Series
Estoril

GT4 Winter Series Estoril: Day, Pichler and Mesch split the race wins GT4 Winter Series Estoril: Day, Pichler and Mesch split the race wins

GT Winter Series Estoril: Rain creates mixed order for three different winners

GT Winter Series Estoril: Rain creates mixed order for three different winners

GT Winter Series
GT Winter Series
Estoril

GT Winter Series Estoril: Rain creates mixed order for three different winners GT Winter Series Estoril: Rain creates mixed order for three different winners

Olimp Racing makes a statement with strong Estoril test display

Olimp Racing makes a statement with strong Estoril test display

GT Winter Series
GT Winter Series

Olimp Racing makes a statement with strong Estoril test display Olimp Racing makes a statement with strong Estoril test display

DTM Sachsenring: Bortolotti strikes back with victory ahead of Stolz

DTM Sachsenring: Bortolotti strikes back with victory ahead of Stolz

DTM
DTM
Sachsenring

DTM Sachsenring: Bortolotti strikes back with victory ahead of Stolz DTM Sachsenring: Bortolotti strikes back with victory ahead of Stolz

DTM Sachsenring: Mercedes driver Stolz scores first win of 2023

DTM Sachsenring: Mercedes driver Stolz scores first win of 2023

DTM
DTM
Sachsenring

DTM Sachsenring: Mercedes driver Stolz scores first win of 2023 DTM Sachsenring: Mercedes driver Stolz scores first win of 2023

Espargaro "knew Binder had touched the green" in Assen MotoGP battle

Espargaro "knew Binder had touched the green" in Assen MotoGP battle

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Espargaro "knew Binder had touched the green" in Assen MotoGP battle Espargaro "knew Binder had touched the green" in Assen MotoGP battle

Bezzecchi “scared of losing podium” at Dutch MotoGP

Bezzecchi “scared of losing podium” at Dutch MotoGP

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Bezzecchi “scared of losing podium” at Dutch MotoGP Bezzecchi “scared of losing podium” at Dutch MotoGP

Quartararo adds to injury woes after Dutch MotoGP fall

Quartararo adds to injury woes after Dutch MotoGP fall

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Quartararo adds to injury woes after Dutch MotoGP fall Quartararo adds to injury woes after Dutch MotoGP fall

Binder “sorry to mess up” Dutch MotoGP podium chances

Binder “sorry to mess up” Dutch MotoGP podium chances

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Binder “sorry to mess up” Dutch MotoGP podium chances Binder “sorry to mess up” Dutch MotoGP podium chances

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia gets revenge on Bezzecchi, Binder loses podium again

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia gets revenge on Bezzecchi, Binder loses podium again

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia gets revenge on Bezzecchi, Binder loses podium again MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia gets revenge on Bezzecchi, Binder loses podium again

Puig suggests Marc Marquez free to opt out of Honda MotoGP contract

Puig suggests Marc Marquez free to opt out of Honda MotoGP contract

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Puig suggests Marc Marquez free to opt out of Honda MotoGP contract Puig suggests Marc Marquez free to opt out of Honda MotoGP contract

MotoGP Dutch GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

MotoGP Dutch GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Moto3
Moto3
TT Assen

MotoGP Dutch GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results MotoGP Dutch GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Quartararo confident he can defend any position in Dutch MotoGP race

Quartararo confident he can defend any position in Dutch MotoGP race

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Quartararo confident he can defend any position in Dutch MotoGP race Quartararo confident he can defend any position in Dutch MotoGP race

Marquez apologised to Bastianini for strange MotoGP Dutch GP qualifying crash

Marquez apologised to Bastianini for strange MotoGP Dutch GP qualifying crash

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

Marquez apologised to Bastianini for strange MotoGP Dutch GP qualifying crash Marquez apologised to Bastianini for strange MotoGP Dutch GP qualifying crash

MotoGP track limits “easy” to overstep at Assen in Dutch GP

MotoGP track limits “easy” to overstep at Assen in Dutch GP

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

MotoGP track limits “easy” to overstep at Assen in Dutch GP MotoGP track limits “easy” to overstep at Assen in Dutch GP

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi defeats Bagnaia in Assen sprint, Quartararo third

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi defeats Bagnaia in Assen sprint, Quartararo third

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi defeats Bagnaia in Assen sprint, Quartararo third MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi defeats Bagnaia in Assen sprint, Quartararo third

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi claims pole as Ducati dominates Assen qualifying

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi claims pole as Ducati dominates Assen qualifying

MotoGP
MotoGP
Dutch GP

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi claims pole as Ducati dominates Assen qualifying MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi claims pole as Ducati dominates Assen qualifying

Former Scottish coal mine to stage next Extreme E event

Former Scottish coal mine to stage next Extreme E event

Extreme E
Extreme E
Scotland X-Prix

Former Scottish coal mine to stage next Extreme E event Former Scottish coal mine to stage next Extreme E event

Ekstrom replaces injured Sainz for Extreme E season

Ekstrom replaces injured Sainz for Extreme E season

Extreme E
Extreme E
Desert X-Prix

Ekstrom replaces injured Sainz for Extreme E season Ekstrom replaces injured Sainz for Extreme E season

Formula 1 cost cap: What is it and how does it work?

Formula 1 cost cap: What is it and how does it work?

Formula 1
Formula 1

Formula 1 cost cap: What is it and how does it work? Formula 1 cost cap: What is it and how does it work?

F1 team principals: Who are they and what do they do?

F1 team principals: Who are they and what do they do?

Formula 1
Formula 1

F1 team principals: Who are they and what do they do? F1 team principals: Who are they and what do they do?

Ekstrom defeats Schumacher for fourth Race of Champions victory

Ekstrom defeats Schumacher for fourth Race of Champions victory

General
General
Race of Champions

Ekstrom defeats Schumacher for fourth Race of Champions victory Ekstrom defeats Schumacher for fourth Race of Champions victory

Race of Champions: Team Norway celebrate second straight Nations Cup triumph

Race of Champions: Team Norway celebrate second straight Nations Cup triumph

General
General
Race of Champions

Race of Champions: Team Norway celebrate second straight Nations Cup triumph Race of Champions: Team Norway celebrate second straight Nations Cup triumph

Heidfeld: Rallycross debut a tough challenge, but keen for more

Heidfeld: Rallycross debut a tough challenge, but keen for more

World Rallycross
World Rallycross
Barcelona

Heidfeld: Rallycross debut a tough challenge, but keen for more Heidfeld: Rallycross debut a tough challenge, but keen for more

Schumacher: People too quick to criticise in F1 these days

Schumacher: People too quick to criticise in F1 these days

Formula 1
Formula 1

Schumacher: People too quick to criticise in F1 these days Schumacher: People too quick to criticise in F1 these days

Magnussen still 'pinching myself' about Haas F1 comeback

Magnussen still 'pinching myself' about Haas F1 comeback

Formula 1
Formula 1
Belgian GP

Magnussen still 'pinching myself' about Haas F1 comeback Magnussen still 'pinching myself' about Haas F1 comeback

Tsunoda rates start to F1 2022 season as 7/10

Tsunoda rates start to F1 2022 season as 7/10

Formula 1
Formula 1
Belgian GP

Tsunoda rates start to F1 2022 season as 7/10 Tsunoda rates start to F1 2022 season as 7/10

Where are Formula 1 teams based? Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and more

Where are Formula 1 teams based? Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and more

Formula 1
Formula 1

Where are Formula 1 teams based? Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and more Where are Formula 1 teams based? Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and more

F1 tyres: What are the compounds and what do they mean?

F1 tyres: What are the compounds and what do they mean?

Formula 1
Formula 1

F1 tyres: What are the compounds and what do they mean? F1 tyres: What are the compounds and what do they mean?

Kimiya Sato: Learning from 'stupid mistakes' led to Auto GP title

Kimiya Sato: Learning from 'stupid mistakes' led to Auto GP title

Auto GP
Auto GP

Kimiya Sato: Learning from 'stupid mistakes' led to Auto GP title Kimiya Sato: Learning from 'stupid mistakes' led to Auto GP title

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss wins, Kimiya Sato claims title

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss wins, Kimiya Sato claims title

Auto GP
Auto GP

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss wins, Kimiya Sato claims title Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss wins, Kimiya Sato claims title

Nurburgring European F3: Auer wins as Verstappen gains title ground

Nurburgring European F3: Auer wins as Verstappen gains title ground

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Auer wins as Verstappen gains title ground Nurburgring European F3: Auer wins as Verstappen gains title ground

Nurburgring European F3: Giovinazzi wins after Verstappen drama

Nurburgring European F3: Giovinazzi wins after Verstappen drama

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Giovinazzi wins after Verstappen drama Nurburgring European F3: Giovinazzi wins after Verstappen drama

Nurburgring European F3: Blomqvist beats Verstappen to poles

Nurburgring European F3: Blomqvist beats Verstappen to poles

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Blomqvist beats Verstappen to poles Nurburgring European F3: Blomqvist beats Verstappen to poles

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss stripped of race one win

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss stripped of race one win

Auto GP
Auto GP

Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss stripped of race one win Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss stripped of race one win

Nurburgring Auto GP: Kiss beats determined Sato to race one win

Nurburgring Auto GP: Kiss beats determined Sato to race one win

Auto GP
Auto GP

Nurburgring Auto GP: Kiss beats determined Sato to race one win Nurburgring Auto GP: Kiss beats determined Sato to race one win

Nurburgring European F3: Red Bull ace Max Verstappen wins race one

Nurburgring European F3: Red Bull ace Max Verstappen wins race one

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Red Bull ace Max Verstappen wins race one Nurburgring European F3: Red Bull ace Max Verstappen wins race one

Nurburgring European F3: Max Verstappen tops damp qualifying

Nurburgring European F3: Max Verstappen tops damp qualifying

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Max Verstappen tops damp qualifying Nurburgring European F3: Max Verstappen tops damp qualifying

Nurburgring Auto GP: Markus Pommer grabs pole position

Nurburgring Auto GP: Markus Pommer grabs pole position

Auto GP
Auto GP

Nurburgring Auto GP: Markus Pommer grabs pole position Nurburgring Auto GP: Markus Pommer grabs pole position

Nurburgring European F3: Tom Blomqvist dodges rain to lead practice

Nurburgring European F3: Tom Blomqvist dodges rain to lead practice

FIA F3
FIA F3

Nurburgring European F3: Tom Blomqvist dodges rain to lead practice Nurburgring European F3: Tom Blomqvist dodges rain to lead practice

Snetterton British F3: Sam MacLeod heads all-Fortec podium

Snetterton British F3: Sam MacLeod heads all-Fortec podium

FIA F3
FIA F3

Snetterton British F3: Sam MacLeod heads all-Fortec podium Snetterton British F3: Sam MacLeod heads all-Fortec podium

Adam Carroll wins at Mugello as Kevin Ceccon becomes Auto GP champion

Adam Carroll wins at Mugello as Kevin Ceccon becomes Auto GP champion

Auto GP
Auto GP

Adam Carroll wins at Mugello as Kevin Ceccon becomes Auto GP champion Adam Carroll wins at Mugello as Kevin Ceccon becomes Auto GP champion

Auto GP leader Kevin Ceccon relaxed about Mugello title decider

Auto GP leader Kevin Ceccon relaxed about Mugello title decider

Auto GP
Auto GP

Auto GP leader Kevin Ceccon relaxed about Mugello title decider Auto GP leader Kevin Ceccon relaxed about Mugello title decider

Luca Filippi plays down Auto GP title chances despite strong first race at Mugello

Luca Filippi plays down Auto GP title chances despite strong first race at Mugello

Auto GP
Auto GP

Luca Filippi plays down Auto GP title chances despite strong first race at Mugello Luca Filippi plays down Auto GP title chances despite strong first race at Mugello

Tambay wins to set up four-way championship fight in season finale

Tambay wins to set up four-way championship fight in season finale

Auto GP
Auto GP

Tambay wins to set up four-way championship fight in season finale Tambay wins to set up four-way championship fight in season finale

Perez storms to Spa victory

Perez storms to Spa victory

FIA F2
FIA F2

Perez storms to Spa victory Perez storms to Spa victory

Tyre gamble earns Tambay Spa victory

Tyre gamble earns Tambay Spa victory

FIA F3
FIA F3

Tyre gamble earns Tambay Spa victory Tyre gamble earns Tambay Spa victory

Wickens clinches bizarre Spa victory

Wickens clinches bizarre Spa victory

FIA F3
FIA F3

Wickens clinches bizarre Spa victory Wickens clinches bizarre Spa victory

Maldonado hangs on to win at Spa

Maldonado hangs on to win at Spa

FIA F2
FIA F2

Maldonado hangs on to win at Spa Maldonado hangs on to win at Spa

Juncadella takes dominant Spa pole

Juncadella takes dominant Spa pole

FIA F3
FIA F3

Juncadella takes dominant Spa pole Juncadella takes dominant Spa pole

Herck claims pole in chaos at Spa

Herck claims pole in chaos at Spa

FIA F2
FIA F2

Herck claims pole in chaos at Spa Herck claims pole in chaos at Spa

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