Falken’s James Deane ‘catches the drift’ at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drifting champion to perform at this year’s event in new drifting category

EXTREME Drift Allstars European Champion James Deane will make his debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 25th-28th) in his 700bhp Falken Motorsports Nissan 200SX S14. Set to appear alongside some of the world’s leading drift drivers, Deane, who started drifting at the age of 15, has been selected to participate in the event’s first-ever category devoted to the discipline.

“Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest motoring events in the world,” says Deane, now 23 and a six-time championship winner. “I’m looking forward to showing a crowd that has probably seen very little, if any, what the sport is about. We’ve got a stack of Falken tyres to smoke through and plan to put on a show!”

Deane, from Ireland, who recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest tandem drift ever recorded, sliding for 45 minutes and covering over 17.3 miles, should have no problem drifting for the entire 1.16 miles of Goodwood’s hillclimb. “I’m hoping to impress the Goodwood crowds and maybe tempt a few to come and watch Team Falken perform in the number of drift championships we compete in.”

Press Contact
Elan PR Ltd
Melissa Wicks
T: 44 (0) 1295 780411
M: 44 (0) 7835 590481
e: mel@elan-pr.com

About Falken Tyre Europe

The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 23,000 employees it's the seventh largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falken-europe.com

Tags:

About Us

About Falken Tyre Europe The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 30,000 employees it's the sixth largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. In 2001 and 2014 SRI was selected to appear in Thomson Reuters’ “Top 100 Global Investors” list of the world’s most innovative companies. From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001, 16949 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falkentyre.com

Media

Media

Documents & Links