Emotional scenes were repeated up and down pit lane when V8 Supercar paddock favourite, Jason Richards, overcame cancer to finish second at Albert Park in his final race for Team BOC. The Team BOC driver started from sixth on the grid but was soon battling for the lead despite suffering from adrenocortical carcinoma. He snatched P1 from Alex Davison in the pits but was reeled in by Garth Tander, who was on the faster soft tyre, and finished second after 25 laps. The race was just as good as a win, and not a dry eye anywhere in the Team BOC garage. Jason Richards: "Maybe it's just being relaxed in the driving and enjoying myself but for some reason I seem to be performing better with cancer in me! When we were at the front, pushing for the lead, the adrenalin just worked wonders. I had a choice: either to sit on the couch and watch or to take the seat and have a go myself. This is my weekend, where I'm living my normal life; the heavy stuff will come later on. The emotional support I've had from the fans, my family, my V8 family, the team and my sponsors; it's exactly why I'm doing it. I'm just very grateful. Maybe that's what lifted me to do this today.”