A CLASSIC motorbike racing enthusiast has been given the green light to fire up his engine after his employers agreed to pay his first race entry fee.
Danny Scholes, 57, who works in Ellesmere Port, is gearing to compete in the Wirral 100 Club Championship after building firm Rok handed over the sponsorship money.
Danny, a project manager at Rok's Ellesmere Port office, is set to compete against 40 other riders in a number of classic motorbike races during the season and will now sport the distinctive Rok logo on both his race leathers and motorbike.
Although the sponsorship money will be used just for the season opener in May on the new Anglesey race track, Danny will be hoping to impress enough to extend the deal.
He said: 'I'm thrilled with the Rok sponsorship. I look forward to seeing 'Team Rok' on the sidelines cheering for me during the first race of the season.'
A runner up in several races in 2006, Danny aims to take pole position this year and has recently finished restoring a classic 1967 Honda that he hopes to ride to the top spot.
Rok area leader Peter Downey added: 'Danny has worked with the company for many years and is one of our longest serving employees so we're really pleased to show our support.'