David Richards in conversation with Steve Cropley
David Richards is the chairman of Pro Drive and his life story was fascinating. Our host for the evening was Editor in Chief of Autocar magazine, Steve Cropley, and the conversational tone made for a relaxed and extremely interesting evening. From winning the World Rally Championship himself to organising rallies in the Middle East, running highly successful rally teams for Subaru and BMW with World Champion drivers Colin Mcrae, Petter Solberg and Richard Burns on his roster to becoming CEO of Aston Martin and their successful Le Mans 24 hr winning race team. Pro Drive today are still active in the world of rally and rallycross with VW and Mini as well as being involved in other ventures including producing body panels for the Mclaren P1 and, oddly enough, work for the NHS. Having retired from motorsport himself at the age of 30 David Richards has just not stopped since!