"You always want to believe you can win, but if you'd have told me before the season that I'd win eight races, I probably wouldn't have believed it," said Bollinger, 21. "I've been racing GNCC full-time since 2009, but having the support of JCR Honda this year has helped me to focus on riding and not worry about getting the bikes ready. I had a good points lead going into the summer break, and since then I've taken the approach of going for the win if I'm riding well enough, but just shooting for a good finish otherwise. I knew that fourth place at this race would've clinched the championship, but of course you always want to do as well as possible. I'm really happy to bring home the championship."