Jason Richards is now recovering in a private Melbourne hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the tumour in his abdomen.
Three specialist surgeons, led by Associate Professor Damien Bolton (a Urologist), removed the whole tumour in a procedure that lasted several hours last night.
Richards, the driver of the #8 Team BOC Commodore VE, will be kept in an induced coma for this first part of his recovery. He will then have a minor procedure on Wednesday before being woken up.
Tests are being carried out to establish what type of tumour it is and results of those tests are not expected until next week.
A team release today said that more information will be released when available.
The family has requested for all messages of support be sent to the team (4/838 Hope Court, Albury, NSW, 2640) or via the Jason Richards Fan Page on Facebook. CLICK HERE to send your thoughts to Jason.