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Can Black surpass Brown to win the gold medal in the Ryan Motorsport Insurance Autosport National Rankings?

Stewart Black returned to the top of the Ryan Motorsport Insurance Autosport National Rankings table thanks to a trio of wins at Knockhill.

Black has traded the lead with Honda Civic racer Dan Brown for much of the season, with the Scottish Legends championship’s six-race-per-race-weekend format once again helping him.

Still, this is a very competitive championship. Black has 13 wins on the season, three ahead of Brown and Ford Escort Mk2 racer Piers Grange at the top, while his biggest rival Daniel Clark also has a couple of wins at Knockhill.

Clark’s two wins over the weekend take him to eighth of the season and move him from 20th to sixth in the National Rankings. He remains slightly behind average grid size Mazda MX-5 king Ben Short, but also behind British Touring Car/historic car star Jake Hill and Radical sensation Chris Lulham.

Lulham was in contention for victory at the weekend, but the Radical races took place in France and only the UK/Ireland races were considered in the Qualifying.

The top-ranked name not from the realm of Scottish Legends is a familiar face to those who follow the National Rankings and Irish motorsport in general.

The winner of our 2023 table, Michael Cullen, had his usual successful weekend in the Stryker sportscar series at Mondello Park, adding another success in the Fiesta ST series to his double win there. He is currently 13th and there will be a few anxious frowns above him in the table.

Another driver in form at Mondello was Tony Greenan, who took victory in both races at Boss Ireland in his 2017 F3 Dallara, climbing to 17th place.

There were strong moves among Minis both old and new, with Andrew Jordan taking the chequered flag in one of the Miglia races at Anglesey, moving up six places in the National Rankings to 22nd, while Ross Alexander completed a treble in the Mini Challenge Clubsport at Thruxton, moving into the top 50 with a 26th place finish.

Photo: Ollie Read

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Ryan Motorsport Insurance Autosport National Rankings

Exposure Driver (Car) Overall wins Class wins Total
one Stewart Black (Legends Coupe) 13 0 13
2 Dan Brown (Honda Civic Bali) 10 0 10
3 Piers Grange (Ford Escort Mk2) 5 5 10
4 Stuart Waite (BMW M3 E36) 2 7 9
5 Ben Short (Mazda MX-5 Mk1) 8 0 8
6 Daniel Clark (Legends Cup) 8 0 8
7 Jake Hill (BMW 330e M Sport/Nissan Primera/TVR Griffith) 8 0 8
8 Chris Lulham (Radical SR3) 8 0 8
9 Jack Parker (Legendary Ford Coupe) 7 0 7
10 Ben Simms (Jomo JMR 7) 7 0 7
11th Peter Bennett (Mini Cooper) 7 0 7
12 Richard Neary (Mercedes-AMG GT3) 7 0 7
13 Michael Cullen (Raw Stryker/Ford Fiesta ST) 7 0 7
14 Jason Smyth (Van Diemen RF00/JL12) 7 0 7
15 Mckenzie Douglass (Ginetta G56 GTP) 7 0 7
16 Tony Greenan (Dallara F317) 7 0 7
17 Adam Shepherd (Cupra Leon Competition TCR/Honda DC5) 4 3 7
18 Stephen Primett (Ford Escort Mk1) 3 4 7
19 Ryan Cunningham (Honda Civic EP3) 0 7 7
20 Dave Cockell (Ford Escort Cosworth) 6 0 6
21 George Line (Dallara F308) 6 0 6
22 Andrew Jordan (Mini Miglia/Mini Se7en/Ford Mustang) 6 0 6
23 Will Gibson (Legendary Ford Coupe) 6 0 6
24 Michael Blackburn (Ford Fiesta ST150) 6 0 6
25 Samuel Harrison (Reynard SF79) 6 0 6
26 Ross Alexander (Mini Cooper S) 6 0 6
27 Lewis Clark (Ford Focus Zetec S) 6 0 6
28 Craig Ewing (Mazda MX-5 Mk1) 6 0 6
29 Gavin Stanfield (Subaru Impreza) 6 0 6
30 Keith Hogg (Sheane FS01) 6 0 6
31 Steve McDermid (MG ZR 170) 5 one 6
32 David Russell (BMW E36) 0 6 6
33 Douglas Inglis (Mazda MX-5 Mk1) 0 6 6
34 Stuart Bliss (Toyota Toyota) 5 0 5
35 Mark White (Honda Civic Type R) 5 0 5
36= Andy Southcott (MG Midget Lenham) 5 0 5
36= Paul Cook (BMW E46 M3/Toyota MR2 Mk2) 5 0 5
38 Aidan Hills (Mazda MX-5 Mk3) 5 0 5
39 Ethan Jeff-Hall (Ginetta G40 Junior) 5 0 5
40 Thomas Langford (Mazda MX-5 Mk1) 5 0 5
41 Patrick Fletcher (Mazda MX-5 Mk3) 5 0 5
42= Shay Kavanagh (Honda Civic) 5 0 5
42= Gerry Hendry (Ford Fiesta ST) 5 0 5
44 Deagen Fairclough (Tatuus T-421) 5 0 5
45 Harry Smith (Citroen Saxo VTR) 5 0 5
46 Dan Zelos (Mini F56 JCW) 5 0 5
47 Jamie Blake (Mini Cooper R53) 5 0 5
48 Clive Wood (Mallock U2 Mk23) 5 0 5
49 Mike Taylor (Ginetta G56 GTA) 5 0 5
50 James Nicholas (Ginetta G56 GTA) 5 0 5

All motorsport races in the UK and Ireland are included except for heats/repechages, consolation and handicap races. No races in other countries.

Class wins count when there are at least six participants in the class, except when: the race is part of a multi-stage event where six or more participants have participated in previous heats that progress to the semi-finals or finals; when multiple champions are combined in the same race, the ‘overall’ winner of the slower championship may count as a class win as long as there are at least 10 participants in all classes in that championship.

Only classes divided by vehicle attributes are included, not those divided by driver attributes such as ability, professional status, age, experience (e.g. rookie or Pro-Am classes). Each race is only counted once, so an overall winner’s class win is not added.

If there is a tie, overall wins take precedence. If there is still a tie, the average grid size for a driver’s wins determines the order.