Gary Prebble’s three-week stint at the head of Autosport’s National Driver Rankings has come to an end after Marcus Clutton secured a 12th triumph of the season last weekend.
Clutton was already crowned the Radical Challenge champion and did not contest the final event at Brands Hatch, but still added to his 2020 tally with a GT Cup class victory alongside Morgan Tillbrook in a Mercedes-AMG GT4.
However, it could have been a different driver who stole the top spot as Junior Saloon Car dominator Lewis Saunders was back in action at Silverstone, but Alex Solley inflicted Saunders’ first defeats of the season, leaving the early table topper in sixth place on the leaderboard.
Saunders dropped two positions as Lucky Khera moved to third having won the final two Ferrari Challenge UK contests at Snetterton to end the season unbeaten, while Harry Senior bagged two more Caterham Graduates triumphs at Silverstone. Senior has now won 10 races this season and climbed from seventh to fourth.
Senior was not the only Caterham driver on the rise as 7 Race Series competitor Phil Jenkins took two hard-fought wins at Brands, both by less than two tenths of a second, to rise from 26th to 10th.
Other notable movers after last weekend’s action were newly-crowned 750 Motor Club champions Andy Hiley (Sport Specials) and James Harridge (Formula Vee). Hiley is up to 12th from 27th, while Harridge has risen from 16th to 13th.
Sports 2000 dominator Michael Gibbins was another to gain a chunk of places, as he jumped from joint 32nd to 14th in the rankings, while two wins apiece for Kumho BMW ace James Card and SEAT Supercup Ireland competitor Shane Murphy moved them into the top 20.
National Formula Ford 1600 champion Neil Maclennan was among those from outside the top 50 to shoot up the table as he won twice at Silverstone to move into 24th.
Autosport’s most successful national racers so far in 2020
|Pos||Driver (Car)||Overall wins||Class wins||Total|
|1||Marcus Clutton (Radical SR3 RSX/Lamborghini Huracan GT3/Mercedes-AMG GT4)||11||1||12|
|2||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||11||0||11|
|3||Lucky Khera (Ferrari 488 Challenge/BMW M3 E46)||10||1||11|
|4||Harry Senior (Caterham Sigmax)||10||0||10|
|5||Cam Jackson (Van Diemen RF80/Brabham BT2/March 709)||10||0||10|
|6||Lewis Saunders (Citroen Saxo VTR)||10||0||10|
|7||Tom Golding (Ginetta G40 Cup)||9||0||9|
|8||Harry King (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)||8||0||8|
|9||Dave Griffin (BMW E36 M3)||3||5||8|
|10||Phil Jenkins (Caterham 420R)||7||0||7|
|11||John Byrne (Caterham 420R)||7||0||7|
|12||Andy Hiley (Chronos HR1S)||7||0||7|
|13||James Harridge (Maverick Vee)||7||0||7|
|14||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2000)||7||0||7|
|15||Bailey Voisin (Ginetta G40 Junior)||7||0||7|
|16||Josh Malin (Ginetta G40 GT5)||7||0||7|
|17||Tim Mogridge (Ferrari F355 Challenge)||7||0||7|
|18||Paul Brydon (Solution F BMW M3)||7||0||7|
|19||James Card (BMW E46 M3)||6||1||7|
|20||Shane Murphy (SEAT Leon)||6||1||7|
|21||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||2||5||7|
|22||Stephen Docker (Ginetta G40 GRDC)||0||7||7|
|23||Andrew Bourke (Alfa Romeo 156)||0||7||7|
|24||Neil Maclennan (Spectrum KMR)||6||0||6|
|25||Andy Southcott (MG Midget Spaceframe)||0||6||6|
|26||Fergus Campbell (MG ZR 170)||6||0||6|
|27||Michael Pensavalle (BMW M3 E46)||6||0||6|
|28||Luke Cooper (Swift SC18)||6||0||6|
|29||Ryan Polley (Renault Clio 182)||6||0||6|
|30||Richard Wildman (MG Midget)||6||0||6|
|31||Zak O’Sullivan (Mygale M14-F4)||6||0||6|
|32||James Dorlin (Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport)||6||0||6|
|33=||Dan Thackeray (Honda Civic Type R)||6||0||6|
|33=||Geoff Richardson (Legend)||6||0||6|
|35||Ben Short (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||5||1||6|
|36||Jeff Smith (Mini Se7en/Austin Mini Cooper S)||4||2||6|
|37||Michael Cullen (Stryker/Lotus Cortina)||3||3||6|
|38||James McCall (Caterham Sigma 135)||0||6||6|
|39||Mark Stewart (Ford Fiesta Zetec)||0||6||6|
|40||Luke Herbert (Mazda MX-5 Mk3)||5||0||5|
|41||Murray Shepherd (Locost)||5||0||5|
|42||Giles Dawson (Ginetta G40 Cup)||5||0||5|
|43||Mark Holme (Austin-Healey 3000 Mk2/VW Fun Cup)||5||0||5|
|44=||Michael Igoe (Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||5||0||5|
|44=||Jonathan Browne (Ray GR18)||5||0||5|
|46||Pierre Livingston (Merlyn Mk20A)||5||0||5|
|47||Wayne Marrs (Ferrari F355 Challenge)||5||0||5|
|48||Kaylen Frederick (Tatuus F4-TO14)||5||0||5|
|49=||Luke Browning (Mygale M14-F4)||5||0||5|
|49=||Graham Seager (Alfa Romeo GTV)||5||0||5|
All car races in UK and Ireland are included except qualification/repechage, consolation and handicap races. No races in other countries. Class wins are only counted when there are at least six starters in the class.
Only classes divided by car characteristics are included. Classes divided by driver characteristics such as ability, professional status, age, experience (for example rookie or pro-am classes) are not included.
Where there is a tie, overall wins take precedence. Where there is still a tie, average grid size for a driver’s wins determines the order.