Collier had a solid end to the 2016 Dickies British Supersport season at Brands Hatch with the One Cal JJR Triumph team. Joe finished the season with an 11th and 8th place respectively despite varied weather conditions over the weekend.
The practice sessions were going well and Joe was eager to get a good starting position during the qualifying session. With a patchy track during qualifying he was only able to secure 15th place on the grid for the opening race on Saturday afternoon.
Joe got a strong start and was able to make up a few positions on the opening lap and he continued to make progress through the pack to finish in 11th position. He was placed in 11th place on the grid for race two on Sunday. He got boxed in off the start and was 12th after lap one, the race was soon red-flagged and re-started over nine laps.
Joe got a good start and was working his way through the pack and into a top ten position. He pushed hard and managed to get up to eighth place after a battle with Matt Truelove.
Joe Collier – “What a year! At the start of the year we had to set up a new team and if it wasn’t for everyone at One Call Insurance that wouldn’t have been possible.
I am disappointed we couldn’t get up to speed with the bike and the results as I really wanted to repay everyone who has invested in me this season, I really couldn’t have done it without all my personal sponsors.
It was a big job to set up a new team and run in a very competitive Championship. We knew it would be hard and my team have worked really hard all year to try and ensure I could get the best results possible. We have learnt a lot and hope to take this into next year if we get the support again.
Brands was tough and I was hoping to end the season with a top five finish, but once again we had a few small problems that had a knock on effect. I pushed as hard as I could in both races and was pleased to get a top ten result in the second race.
Once again I can’t thank my sponsors enough for everything that they did for me. A huge thank you also to Mum, Dad, Mollie, Tony, James, Arron and Scotty for all their help, support and hard work this season.”