Hospital tests performed this week have revealed Jason Richards has a tumor in his abdomen.

A team of specialists is planning the best course of action and the tumor is expected to be removed early next week.

As a result Jason will not be competing in the final two rounds of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

Andrew Jones will drive the Team BOC BJR Commodore in his place.

The focus of Jason and his family is on Jason's health and they have asked for privacy at this time.

All messages of support should be sent to the team (address below) or via the Jason Richards Fan Page on Facebook.

All media enquiries should be directed to Lucy Peacock on the details below.

This is all the information available at present. Updates will be issued when appropriate.

Many thanks for your respect and understanding

-source: bradjonesracing.com.au