Falken’s James Deane wins UK round of EXTREME Drift Allstars

Deane kicks off his 2016 season with success at BHP Performance Show

Falken Tyres-backed James Deane scored an emphatic victory at round two of the EXTREME Drift Allstars at Lydden Hill in Kent this weekend. Having qualified second, Deane piloting his 730bhp Nissan S14, faced changing weather conditions to scoop victory in the final beating Jerome Vassia from France. The EXTREME Drift Allstars is now recognised as one of the fastest growing professional drifting competitions with 2016 seeing the championship expand beyond Europe taking in rounds in the UAE, Thailand and South Africa to create an International series alongside its European title. Deane, aiming for his third successive title, continues to put his trust in Falken Tyres, running the firm’s rubber on his cars since 2011.

“We had a tough start to the weekend but it all finished superbly,” said Deane. “My car ran well to reach the Top Eight and despite the weather doing its best to upset things, we qualified second. The car was really well suited to high speed drifting possible at Lydden Hill and I could really lean on the Falkens to score some decent points to try to retain the crown in 2016.”

The championship next appears at Mondello Park in Ireland in early July where local man Deane remains unbeaten. “The Irish scene is very strong,” adds Deane. “There’ll be plenty of competition but I’ll have the home support on my side. That’s always worth bit more!”

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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. 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

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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

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