A tyre fitter from Queensferry is swapping the forecourt for the fast lane after being chosen to showcase his skills to drivers of the British Touring Car Championship.

Matt Johnson, a tyre technician with HiQ Queensferry on Station Road will be working trackside at Oulton Park, changing tyres for Matt Neal, Jason Plato, and all the stars of Britain's premier motor racing series.

Matt will join the Dunlop Motorsport team next weekend after bosses at HiQ recognised his speedy skills, which have impressed hundreds of customers in the area.

The fast fitter hopes to teach Dunlop Motorsport a thing or two about tyre changes as well, at the fourth round of the 2011 Dunlop British Touring Car Championship season.

He said: "It's a great opportunity to be changing the tyres for Vauxhall and all the teams in the touring car championship.

"I am a big fan of the BTCC and I'm really looking forward to working with the team."

HiQ are team championship sponsors of the BTCC's Team Championship and as part of the relationship, the company can invite fast fitters to go to each circuit.

HiQ Queensferry franchisee Bob White said: "We chose Matt on merit. He has been exceptional and deserves the opportunity. We have had great customer feedback about him and he is a credit to HiQ."

HiQ Queensferry is a purpose built automotive specialists dedicated to providing the highest quality products and servicing for motorists and their vehicles. The store provides a dedicated fast fit service fully geared to meeting the needs of a comprehensive range of cars and light commercial vehicles.