McElrea Racing

Richard Cowen
Porsche Festival @Sandown 2020

Richard Cowen

While new to racing, the MR crew has been working with Richard for over five years while running the two Cup Cars for the Porsche Sport Driving School, where he has been a regular customer.

Richard has extensive experience driving a wide range of cars on tracks all over the world. In 2021 he decided to take up racing here in Australia and 2023 will be his second full year racing in the Michelin Sprint Challenge championship.

Professionally Richard practices law in his own firm, Tucker & Cowen, practicing extensively in Commercial litigation and insolvency law, leading a large team in some of the most significant litigation in Queensland and throughout Australia.

When not working or racing he would prefer to be freediving, skiing or spearfishing. His wife would prefer he gave up most or all of the above pursuits (except ski-ing).


What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • They are going occur in the 2021 Sprint Challenge championship!

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • Driven everything from BMW 1 series to F! (Lotus Renault) at tracks all over the world. But fairly new to racing.

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • Freediving, skiing and spearfishing. And red wine. Best to do that one after the racing is finished though... :)

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Placing ????in in class in 2nd and 3rd race at the Bend!
  • Anytime in a GT3 car thru Pouhon. Every lap. Every time.

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • 2012 Lotus Renault V8 F1 car. But 'closer' to the 'real world' Ferarri 488 GT3.

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Ever ? – Spa.
  • Most exciting - the Nurburgring Nordschleife ( but its arguably not really a racetrack).
  • Here in Oz – Bathurst.

Richard Cowen
Porsche Sprint Challenge @Bathurst 2022

Richard Cowen
Porsche Sprint Challenge @Sydney Motorsport Park 2022

Richard Cowen
Challenge Bathurst @Bathurst 2019

Richard Cowen
Lotus Renault V8 F1 Car

Richard Cowen
Ferrari 488GT3 @Spa 2019

Richard Cowen
GT4 Cayman @Spa 2019

Richard Cowen
LMP3 @Spa 2019

Richard Cowen
LMP3 @Spa 2019