We're proud of #1850club member and BCL wingman James Deane for slaying goodwood.
Here's his press release:
There are few events in the world which can rival the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The annual celebration of Motorsport, which takes place in the south of England, hosts some of the most famous racing and performance cars of all time, driven by the most renowned and successful drivers on the planet. It’s a bonafide who’s who of Motorsport, aimed at bringing speed to the people. For the third consecutive year, Irish Falken Tyre driver, James Deane, was honoured to be invited to the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed.
For this year’s event, James re-introduced the world to his Mazda RX-7, once again wearing the famous teal and blue Falken Livery, after substantial upgrades and an aesthetic refresh.
Watched by hundreds of thousands of fans at the venue, along with the countless others watching on Goodwood Festival of Speed live stream, broadcast live around the world for the duration of the event.
Along with other drifters, who travelled from around the world to participate, James played a stand out role in entertaining the spectators and introducing the sport of drifting to a new audience.
From the start, James was pushing the RX-7 hard, laying rubber and leaving a trail of tyre smoke up arguably the world’s most famous hill climb course. On Saturday, James was voted as "Drifter of the Day" by the fans. An award that he took great delight in receiving from Lord March, once the event had concluded.
"What an amazing weekend we had at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed! It was an absolute honour and a privilege to get invited back for the third year in a row. This year we wanted to change things up and really attract and excite the fans! In the middle of a chaotic Formula Drift and Drift Masters season, we decided to give the fans what they wanted - we rebuilt our Falken Tyre RX7. All the hard work leading up to the event was more than rewarded as the car received so much attention from all! Hopefully we can continue returning to Goodwood's incredible event and continue showcasing drifting at one of the most distinguished and anticipated events of the year!"
Having successfully completed all runs over the three day event, James now looks ahead to the fourth round of Drift Masters in Poland, before returning to North America for the fifth round of the 2017 Formula Drift championship, where he currently sits atop of the standings.
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