BRAVE Dave Thomasson insists he will keep smiling through the dangerous moves in a bid to keep getting better.
The construction worker, from Willaston, has come on leaps and bounds since making his track debut two years ago.
But the 38-year-old acknowledges his success will always be purely down to his own skills as he often finds himself up against quicker bikes.
He said: 'My 110bhp bike is good, but it is just standard. I see kids of 17 and 18 with brand new £7,000 bikes when their dads have chucked extra cash at it to bring them up to 125bhp.
'You can see them just pulling away from you out of corners, and there is not much you can do. The only way to pass them is to out-break them mid-corner, so you are always doing 'death moves'.
'But it just makes me smile. I make sure I stay on and come home safe, which is my initial aim every time out, as I have a wife and three kids.' 'I am still improving and that's all I'm looking for. I'm enjoying it and my times are going down. I don't find many people overtaking me.'
Self-employed Dave, from Willaston, turned to the track after becoming frustrated at the dangers of the road.
He is taking part in every round of the Wirral 100 and Darley Moor championships on his Honda CBR 600RR. Highlights so far include several top-five finishes, including his first ever trophy for a fourth place in the Wirral 100.
He will shed his orange novice bib next time out at Anglesey, on Saturday, as it will be his 10th outing, which is enough for the Clubman's Licence.
Thomasson, who runs Dave Thom -asson Building Contractors, wishes to thank mechanic pal Simon Wilson for his help, and wife Tracey for her support. Anyone who can provide sponsorship can phone Dave on 07703183885.