Porsche Carrera Cup GB star Harry King has moved into fourth place in Autosport’s National Driver Rankings after grabbing another two victories at Brands Hatch.
The British Touring Car Championship finale was the sole UK race meeting last weekend after governing body Motorsport UK suspended all non-elite motorsport following the introduction of a second national lockdown in England, and King’s rise was the most significant after that event.
His 11th and 12th victories of an utterly dominant season propelled him from seventh to fourth in the winners’ table and means he is now the highest-ranked driver in the leaderboard to have taken all their wins in a single series.
King’s opening triumph in Kent was one of his hardest-fought of the year as he battled to keep the chasing pack at bay on fading wet weather tyres after a late-race safety car.
Meanwhile, Zak O’Sullivan may have lost out on the British Formula 4 title to Luke Browning in dramatic circumstances but, by winning the half-points final race, he has also moved up the rankings.
The Carlin racer’s ninth win of the season allowed him to rise two spots to 11th. Browning’s victory in the opening Brands race was crucial to him claiming the championship and meant he was another to jump up the leaderboard. His seventh victory of 2020 enabled him to climb 17 places to 27th.
A host of drivers in the BTCC and its supporting series finished the year on five victories and therefore just missed out on a place in the top 50.
New BTCC champion Ash Sutton and his defeated rival Colin Turkington took five wins apiece, as did the top two in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup standings, Will Burns and Gus Burton, and Ginetta Junior title winner Tom Lebbon.
If government and Motorsport UK restrictions allow, there is due to be three further circuit racing events in December, so there is still potential for the final top 50 to change.
Autosport’s most successful national racers so far in 2020
|Pos||Driver (Car)||Overall wins||Class wins||Total|
|1||Cam Jackson (Brabham BT2/Van Diemen RF80/March 709)||15||0||15|
|2||Marcus Clutton (Radical SR3 RSX/Lamborghini Huracan GT3/Mercedes-AMG GT4)||13||1||14|
|3||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||13||0||13|
|4||Harry King (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)||12||0||12|
|5||Lucky Khera (Ferrari 488 Challenge/BMW M3 E46)||11||1||12|
|6||Harry Senior (Caterham Sigmax)||10||0||10|
|7||Lewis Saunders (Citroen Saxo VTR)||10||0||10|
|8||Neil Maclennan (Spectrum KMR)||9||0||9|
|9||Tom Golding (Ginetta G40 Cup)||9||0||9|
|10||Kaylen Frederick (Tatuus F4-TO14)||9||0||9|
|11||Zak O’Sullivan (Mygale M14-F4)||9||0||9|
|12||John Byrne (Caterham 420R)||8||0||8|
|13||Paul Brydon (Solution F BMW M3)||8||0||8|
|14||Joseph Loake (Ford Fiesta ST)||8||0||8|
|15||Michael Pensavalle (BMW M3 E46)||7||1||8|
|16||Dave Griffin (BMW E36 M3)||3||5||8|
|17||Connor O’Brien (Mini Se7en S)||0||8||8|
|18||Phil Jenkins (Caterham 420R)||7||0||7|
|19||Andy Hiley (Chronos HR1S)||7||0||7|
|20||James Harridge (Maverick Vee)||7||0||7|
|21||Andy Southcott (MG Midget Spaceframe)||7||0||7|
|22||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2000)||7||0||7|
|23||Jonathan Browne (Ray GR18)||7||0||7|
|24||Bailey Voisin (Ginetta G40 Junior)||7||0||7|
|25||Josh Malin (Ginetta G40 GT5)||7||0||7|
|26||Tim Mogridge (Ferrari F355 Challenge)||7||0||7|
|27||Luke Browning (Mygale M14-F4)||7||0||7|
|28||James Dorlin (Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport)||7||0||7|
|29||James Card (BMW E46 M3)||6||1||7|
|30||Shane Murphy (SEAT Leon)||6||1||7|
|31||Murray Shepherd (Locost/Van Diemen RF82)||5||2||7|
|32||Jeff Smith (Mini Se7en/Austin Mini Cooper S)||5||2||7|
|33||William Heslop (Ford Fiesta ST/Honda Civic)||4||3||7|
|34||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||2||5||7|
|35||Stephen Docker (Ginetta G40 GRDC)||0||7||7|
|36||Andrew Bourke (Alfa Romeo 156)||0||7||7|
|37||Dan Clowes (Jedi Mk6/7)||6||0||6|
|38||Rod Birley (Honda Integra/Ford Escort WRC)||6||0||6|
|39||Fergus Campbell (MG ZR 170)||6||0||6|
|40||Luke Cooper (Swift SC18)||6||0||6|
|41||Ryan Polley (Renault Clio 182)||6||0||6|
|42||John Seale (Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||6||0||6|
|43||Richard Wildman (MG Midget)||6||0||6|
|44||Clive Wood (Mallock U2 Mk23)||6||0||6|
|45=||Dan Thackeray (Honda Civic Type R)||6||0||6|
|45=||Geoff Richardson (Legend)||6||0||6|
|47||Ben Short (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||5||1||6|
|48||Rich Webb (Caterham Blackbird/Radical SR3)||4||2||6|
|49||Jamie Sturges (SEAT Leon TCR)||4||2||6|
|50||Michael Cullen (Stryker/Lotus Cortina)||3||3||6|
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.
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