Eight UK club racing events held last weekend have had a significant impact on Autosport’s National Driver Rankings, although the top three remain unchanged
After a quieter weekend earlier this month, last weekend was far busier for UK motorsport and has led to a significant shake-up of Autosport’s National Driver Rankings top 10.
While Lewis Saunders, Gary Prebble and Cam Jackson continue to lead the way, there are new drivers in fourth and fifth.
Harry Senior (above) has enjoyed a successful opening couple of months to the Caterham racing season and was in fine form again last weekend as he bagged two more Caterham Graduates wins at Oulton Park after close scraps with Steve Clark – his seventh and eighth triumphs of 2020 – to move from seventh to fourth.
But the big mover was Marcus Clutton (below) as he gained 22 spaces to rise to fifth after securing four wins over the weekend. As well as taking the spoils in all three Radical Challenge races at Donington Park, he also won the second GT Cup contest in a Lamborghini Huracan alongside John Seale, having seized the lead on the penultimate tour.
Another new driver in the top 10 is Formula Vee dominator James Harridge. He remains unbeaten this season after picking up two more wins at Snetterton in his Maverick.
Harridge’s fellow 750 Motor Club competitor Andy Hiley also shot up the leaderboard, as he took two Sport Specials victories in his Chronos HR1S. He dropped out of the top 50 last week, but is now up to 15th place, just ahead of three-time Mazda MX-5 Supercup champion Luke Herbert – who made similar gains.
Autosport’s most successful national racers so far in 2020
|Pos||Driver (Car)||Overall wins||Class wins||Total|
|1||Lewis Saunders (Citroen Saxo VTR)||10||0||10|
|2||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||9||0||9|
|3||Cam Jackson (Brabham BT2/Van Diemen RF80/March 709)||8||0||8|
|4||Harry Senior (Caterham Sigmax)||8||0||8|
|5||Marcus Clutton (Radical SR3 RSX/Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||8||0||8|
|6||Paul Brydon (Solution F BMW M3)||7||0||7|
|7||Lucky Khera (Ferrari 488 Challenge/BMW M3 E46)||6||1||7|
|8||Stephen Docker (Ginetta G40 GRDC)||0||7||7|
|9||Tom Golding (Ginetta G40 Cup)||6||0||6|
|10||James Harridge (Maverick Vee)||6||0||6|
|11||Harry King (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)||6||0||6|
|12||Tim Mogridge (Ferrari F355 Challenge)||6||0||6|
|13||Phil Jenkins (Caterham 420R)||5||0||5|
|14||John Byrne (Caterham 420R)||5||0||5|
|15||Andy Hiley (Chronos HR1S)||5||0||5|
|16||Luke Herbert (Mazda MX-5 Mk3)||5||0||5|
|17||Luke Cooper (Swift SC18)||5||0||5|
|18||Fergus Campbell (MG ZR 170)||5||0||5|
|19||Michael Igoe (Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||5||0||5|
|20||Luke Browning (Mygale M14-F4)||5||0||5|
|21||Geoff Richardson (Legend)||5||0||5|
|22||James Card (BMW E46 M3)||4||1||5|
|23||Joe Ferguson (Austin Mini Cooper S)||3||2||5|
|24||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||2||3||5|
|25||William Heslop (Ford Fiesta ST/Honda Civic)||2||3||5|
|26||Nick Gwinnett (Renault Clio)||2||3||5|
|27||Andrew Bourke (Alfa Romeo 156)||0||5||5|
|28||Aaron Smith (Mini Miglia)||4||0||4|
|29||Joe Wiggin (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||4||0||4|
|30||Nigel Innes (BMW M3)||4||0||4|
|31||Mark Holme (Austin-Healey 3000 Mk2/VW Fun Cup)||4||0||4|
|32||Ash Sutton (Infiniti Q50)||4||0||4|
|33||Dan Clowes (Jedi Mk6/7)||4||0||4|
|34||Ollie Neaves (MGB GTV8)||4||0||4|
|35||Rod Birley (Honda Integra)||4||0||4|
|36||Ryan Polley (Renault Clio 182)||4||0||4|
|37||Richard Wildman (MG Midget)||4||0||4|
|38=||Bailey Voisin (Ginetta G40 Junior)||4||0||4|
|38=||Michael Pensavalle (BMW M3 E46)||4||0||4|
|40||Andy Southcott (MG Midget Spaceframe)||4||0||4|
|41||Patrick Blakeney-Edwards (Rover SD1/Frazer Nash Super Sports)||4||0||4|
|42||Sam Kirkpatrick (MG ZR 190)||4||0||4|
|43||Josh Malin (Ginetta G40 GT5)||4||0||4|
|44||Zak O’Sullivan (Mygale M14-F4)||4||0||4|
|45=||Gerard O’Connell (SHP Escort)||4||0||4|
|45=||Bruce Winfield (Honda Civic EP3)||4||0||4|
|47||Joseph Loake (Ford Fiesta ST)||4||0||4|
|48||James Dorlin (Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport)||4||0||4|
|49||Peter Bove (Darvi 88 P)||4||0||4|
|50||Dan Thackeray (Honda Civic Type R)||4||0||4|
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.