A PERSHORE firm's employee is gearing up to impress in the British Drift Car Championship.

Fix Auto Pershore have sponsored their paint technician Stefan Stefanov to build a new vehicle for the competition.

Stefanov is a double Bulgarian national drift car champion and Romanian title holder.

Bodyshop manager Dave Addis said: “We employee several guys from Bulgaria and Romania and knowing we were in need of another paint technician Stefan was recommended.

"It was only after he started with us that I discovered he’s competed and won at the highest level and that his intention was to build a new car and compete on the UK and international circuit.

“The entire team immediately got behind him and have worked outside of hours to renovate his car.

"The whole project has brought us all together.

"Watching the transformation of the car has been quite something.”

Stefanov has built a Nissan S13 ­— a three-litre, six-cylinder 600 bhp machine paired with a six-speed BMW gearbox.

He said: “The support I have had from Dave and the entire team has been incredible.

"I came to England with the intention of competing in the British Drift Car Championship.

"It’s a big step up from anything I’ve competed in before.

"Finding a job here at Fix Auto Pershore is making it all possible for me.”

The championship is held over six rounds throughout the summer concluding at Buxton Raceway, Derbyshire, in October.