The Ford Focus racer ended his season in fashion with two further victories at Brands Hatch last weekend to take his tally to a exceptional 12 for the season.
And, in addition to cementing his championship success, these wins additionally allow him to leap up 9 locations on Autosport’s winners’ desk to tenth spot.
Whereas Sutton is the highest-placed improver following a busy weekend of nationwide motorsport, he was not the one driver inside the highest 10 so as to add to their victory complete.
Each Mazda MX-5 Supercup champion Aidan Hills (at Silverstone) and Toyota MR2 Mk2 ace Dan Silvester (at Oulton Park) took an additional win however these weren’t sufficient to permit them to rise from their respective sixth and seventh positions.
One driver who has improved with out even racing final weekend is Junior Saloon Automotive star Daire Flock. A listening to right into a controversial Oulton Park weekend in July resulted in him being credited with an additional thirteenth win of the yr.
That in flip has despatched him up a spot to eighth on the leaderboard – and he has his mum to thank for his elevated rating after she knowledgeable Autosport of the end result change!
Additional again, there was a uncommon defeat for Jonathan Lovell within the Porsche Boxster Cup opener at Snetterton due to a track-limits penalty. He did return to profitable methods in race two, nonetheless, to climb three locations to thirteenth.
In the meantime, Jake Hill battled illness to take the last win of the BTCC season after an entertaining finale, which subsequently takes him from twenty first to fifteenth.
Photograph by: Ollie Learn
He’s one place forward of Steve McDermid, who rocketed 25 spots up the desk after claiming three MG House owners’ Membership triumphs at Pembrey. Nevertheless it was not sufficient for him to retain his title, nonetheless, as a trio of sophistication podiums as a substitute handed that honour to Will Sharpe.
Matthew Hyde was one other to complete their season with a flourish. He had already secured the System Vee championship however nonetheless added two extra wins at Oulton to take his tally to 11 and means he rises from thirty third to nineteenth.
Autosport’s most profitable nationwide racers up to now in 2023
|Pos||Driver (Automotive)||General wins||Class wins||Whole|
|1||Ryan McLeish (Legends Ford Coupe)||16||0||16|
|2||Freddie Slater (Ginetta G40 Junior)||16||0||16|
|3||James Clarke (Phantom PR22)||14||1||15|
|4||Lucas Romanek (Van Diemen JL13)||14||0||14|
|5||Michael Cullen (Uncooked Stryker/Ford Fiesta ST/Austin Mini Cooper S)||14||0||14|
|6||Aidan Hills (Mazda MX-5 Mk3/Ginetta G40 GT5)||13||1||14|
|7||Dan Silvester (Toyota MR2 Mk2/Honda Civic)||4||10||14|
|8||Daire Flock (Citroen Saxo VTR)||13||0||13|
|9||Steve Foden (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||12||0||12|
|10||Ash Sutton (Ford Focus ST)||12||0||12|
|11||Stewart Black (Legends Ford Coupe)||12||0||12|
|12||Luke Reade (Ginetta G56 GT4)||12||0||12|
|13||Jonathan Lovell (Porsche Boxster S)||11||1||12|
|14||Elliot Lettis (Peugeot 107)||11||0||11|
|15||Jake Hill (BMW 330e M Sport/Nissan Primera GT/Ford Capri III 3.0S)||11||0||11|
|16||Steve McDermid (MG ZR 170/MG ZR 190)||11||0||11|
|17||Nick White (Ginetta G56 GTA)||11||0||11|
|18||Ravi Ramyead (Ginetta G56 GTA)||11||0||11|
|19||Matthew Hyde (AHS Dominator)||10||1||11|
|20||Callum Grant (Merlyn Mk20A/Van Diemen RF91)||10||1||11|
|21||Peter Barrable (Legends Ford Coupe)||9||2||11|
|22||Mathieu Gauthier-Thornton (Phantom P94)||0||11||11|
|23||Graham Fennymore (Reynard SF81)||10||0||10|
|24||Dan Zelos (Mini Cooper JCW)||10||0||10|
|25||Jason West (BMW M3 E46)||10||0||10|
|26||Andrew Graham (Triumph TR8/MGB)||10||0||10|
|27||Tom Mills (Tatuus F4-TO14)||10||0||10|
|28||Gordon Duncan (Radical PR6)||9||1||10|
|29||Scott Parkin (Volkswagen Golf TDI/Audi TTCR)||2||8||10|
|30||Andrew Younger (MGC GT)||0||10||10|
|31||James Lay (Radical SR3)||9||0||9|
|32||Freddie Chiddicks (Caterham 7 270R)||9||0||9|
|33||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2n)||9||0||9|
|34||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||9||0||9|
|35||Neil Fowler (MGB GTV8)||9||0||9|
|36||Stewart Place (Peugeot 205 GTI)||9||0||9|
|37=||Jordan Kelly (Van Diemen RF06)||9||0||9|
|37=||Steven Larkham (Radical PR6)||9||0||9|
|39||Phil Wright (Honda Civic EP3)||9||0||9|
|40||Bryan Bransom (BMW M3 E46)||7||2||9|
|41||Cameron Fenton (International GT Mild)||5||4||9|
|42||Graham Moore (GMS Fireblade)||2||7||9|
|43||Theo Micouris (Radical SR1)||0||9||9|
|44||Joe Jessup (Honda Civic Sort R)||8||0||8|
|45||Stuart Bliss (Toyota Aygo)||8||0||8|
|46||Andy Southcott (MG Midget Lenham)||8||0||8|
|47||Samuel Harrison (Brabham BT21B)||8||0||8|
|48||Ronan Doherty (Sheane FV94)||8||0||8|
|49||John Village (Village V2)||8||0||8|
|50||Charles Corridor (Mittell MC-41R)||8||0||8|
All automobile races in UK and Eire are included besides qualification/repechage, comfort and handicap races. No races in different international locations.
Class wins are solely counted when there are not less than six starters within the class. Solely lessons divided by automobile traits are included. Lessons divided by driver traits comparable to potential, skilled standing, age, expertise (for instance rookie or Professional-Am lessons) will not be included. Every race counts solely as soon as, so an general winner’s class win shouldn’t be added.
The place there’s a tie, general wins take priority. The place there may be nonetheless a tie, common grid dimension for a driver’s wins determines the order.