- Car: Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1
- Team: Campos Racing
- Date of Birth: 20/11/1994
- Place of Birth: Bern, Switzerland
Richard gets his big break at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan when he makes his World Touring Car Championship debut, his reward for winning the FIA European Touring Car Cup in 2016 when he claimed five wins in a Honda Civic. ETCC and WTCC promoter Eurosport Events had offered the ex-single-seater racer and one-time lorry driver his prize at the Monza weekend in late April but a clash with a TCR Germany round ruled out an appearance. He took the 2016 ETCC crown on countback in a dramatic final-round decider at Imola having begun the season with limited tin-top experience.