Richard Bradley, the ultimate international driver
Richard Bradley joined the DUQUEINE team in 2019 to compete in the European Le Mans Series in LMP2. Immediately at ease with the team and the car, he registered as a solid and fast driver with the crew. Like Nico Jamin, the English driver living in Bangkok also has an unusual past in motorsport.
Richard Bradley began his kart racing career at the age of 11. From championship to championship, he progresses and even arrives at the CIK European Championship.
The next step for the young driver is the single seater race car and more specifically the Formula BMW Pacific in Asia. He joined Eurasia Motorsport in 2010 and dominated the championship, winning the title with seven wins in his first year of competition.
In 2011, the Englishman still got promoted and moved on to F3 Japan where he spent two seasons. He signed numerous podiums there and ended his second season in fourth place in the overall ranking. During these two years, he will also participate in major races such as the Grand Prix of Pau or Macau.
At the end of 2012, Richard Bradley made his first laps in Super Formula, the Nippon equivalent of the Indycar. These tests will be conclusive and he will start a season in the discipline with the KCMG team.
It was during that same year in 2013 that Richard Bradley’s career took an important turn. The driver competes in his first Endurance races. With KCMG in FIA WEC and with Craft Racing in Asian Le Mans Series, the British discovered endurance racing and got a taste for it.
2014 is a very important year for Richard. Again engaged with KCMG in LMP2, this time he carried out a complete FIA WEC campaign and participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. With three victories, he and his teammates finished third in the championship.
The Englishman started a 2015 campaign in the World Endurance Championship in addition to a one-shot in the European Le Mans Series on the Castellet circuit. This season will be successful with a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a second place in the LMP2 overall ranking.
The following year will be more complicated for Richard Bradley who discovered the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Starworks Motorsport and entered the FIA WEC with Manor, still in LMP2. His participation in Le Mans with KCMG will result of an abandonment and a seventeenth place of his full season in his category.
In 2017, the British driver joined the GRAFF team in the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup. The third place in the LMP2 ELMS ranking will reward the team’s efforts.
Change of direction in 2018 with a return to Asia for Richard Bradley. He participated in the Super GT in the GT300 category at the wheel of a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
2019 finally marks his return to Europe with his arrival in the DUQUEINE Engineering team and with which he will perform well throughout the season.