Overcoming a slow start in the Portschach qualifying, Richard progressed to round two, defeating Simone Vaqnozzi 7-6(4), 6-1.
In the second round of qualies, Richard defeated Pospisil 6-4, 6-1.
On Sunday, Richard will face Italian Leonardo Azzaro for a place in the main draw.
In the first match, Richard went down a break early in the match, but recovered to take the first set on a tie break. It was one way traffic in the second set, as the Frenchman dominated with three breaks of serve.
Richard's serving was on form, as he fired six aces and maintained a 61% first serve. Richard lost just four points on his first serve.