Tag: drifting

Deane & Co. – Motorsport success for Falken in 2017

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year has been a strong one for Falken Tyre on the motorsport front. It has racked up a plethora of titles from its motorsport activities and also secured a first victory in the VLN Endurance Championship as well as a top-ten finish at the notoriously challenging Nürburgring 24-hour race.

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Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Westlake tyres has partnered with The Irish Drift Championship (IDC) 2017 and says it will “cooperate with drifters to bring amazing shows for all the visitors”. "Westlake Tyres are pleased to partner the Irish Drift Championship for the 2017 season. The IDC has some of the best drivers from around the globe and they compete at the highest level. Westlake Europe plays a big role in marketing the brand for all our tyre products and aligning Westlake tyre with top championships gives us the perfect opportunity to show-case our motorsport range,” said Chris Carpenter, a partner of Westlake Tyres in Europe.

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Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Zenises’ diamond and gold embellished world’s most expensive tyre has been featured on Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime vehicle, The Grand Tour. Launching the final show in the series from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Clarkson introduced the Guinness World Record-holding Z Tyre to the studio audience. The show concluded with co-host Richard Hammond drifting alongside the lead driver of Acorn Zenises Motorsport, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni.

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James Deane wins third European drift title in a row

James Deane wins third European drift title in a row

Friday 9th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports drifter James Deane has secured his third consecutive Drift Allstars European title following a competitive season finale at the Máriapócs Circuit in Hungary on 26-27 August 2016.

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Nexen Tire enters US drifting partnership

Monday 4th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire has become an ‘Official Major Partner’ of US-based drifting series Formula Drift for the 2016 and 2017 race seasons. The two-year partnership agreement was signed at the Nexen Tire America’s headquarters on 18 March and sees the tyre maker supply the N’Fera SUR4 for competitive use. In addition, the company has also signed partnerships several drivers.

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7Twenty sponsors James Deane for 2016

7Twenty sponsors James Deane for 2016

Monday 21st December 2015 | 0 Comments

7Twenty will sponsor drift champion James ‘The Machine’ Deane of Deane Motorsport for the 2016 season. The sponsorship relationship sees 7Twenty supply two of its newest designs to feature on both of the Deane Motorsport drift championship cars, including his Falken Motorsport 2JZ-powered Nissan S14a, and Level One Qatar sr20 powered Mazda RX7 FD3S.

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Falken Motorsports driver James Deane is crowned Drift Allstars champion

Falken Motorsports driver James Deane is crowned Drift Allstars champion

Tuesday 20th October 2015 | 0 Comments

European drifting champion James Deane has retained his title, becoming the first driver ever to win a European double championship, having secured the 2015 Irish Drift Championship title. Deane ran away with the Drift Allstars European title for the second year running with a second place finish at the final round in Poland.

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Team Toyo takes Japanese drift crown

Team Toyo takes Japanese drift crown

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Team Toyo Tires Drift driver Masato Kawabata has claimed the 2015 D1 Grand Prix Championship in Japan, his third D1GP championship victory. Driving the 1000-horsepower 35RX D-Spec Nissan GTR to another series victory with Toyo Proxes R1R tyres, Kawabata claimed the 2015 series with an accumulated points lead.

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7Twenty launches eye-catching new alloy wheels aimed at JDM, Drift tuners

7Twenty launches eye-catching new alloy wheels aimed at JDM, Drift tuners

Wednesday 26th August 2015 | 1 Comment

New products from 2014 launched wheel brand 7Twenty are now with customers across Europe, as it aims to “overhaul cars across the drift [and] JDM scenes”. The range features a selection of designs evolved from traditional styles made popular by the JDM and Drift scene in extreme widths, low offsets and eye catching finishes.

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Video: Toyo sets sights on ‘surprising the world’ with drifting team

Video: Toyo sets sights on ‘surprising the world’ with drifting team

Friday 21st August 2015 | 0 Comments

Toyo has unveiled a new YouTube video highlighting its UHP Proxes brand. Featuring two Audi R8 supercars equipped with Toyo’s flagship brand tyres driven by Team Toyo Tires Drift drivers Masato Kawabata and Akinori Utsumi in a variety of close team-drifting manoeuvres, the manufacturer titles the video, ‘Surprising the World’, saying it will “exceed the expectations of any car enthusiast.”

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Falken, James Deane bring smoke to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Falken, James Deane bring smoke to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Tuesday 30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Falken was able to put the spotlight on its drifting activities at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, in conjunction with European drift champion and Falken Motorsports professional drifter James Deane. Deane was one of the few to be invited to drift the prestigious hillclimb in front of over 300,000 fans in attendance, and hundreds of thousands more online.

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Falken ‘official tyre manufacturer’ of Coventry Motofest

Falken ‘official tyre manufacturer’ of Coventry Motofest

Thursday 7th May 2015 | 0 Comments

After low-key involvement in 2014, Falken Tyre has confirmed a higher level of participation at this year’s Coventry Motofest – the company will serve as ‘official tyre manufacturer’ at the show, which takes place between 29 and 31 May. Coventry Motofest was inaugurated last year and is a free, family-focused motoring festival that combines live racing, demonstrations, static displays and live music. As previously announced, Falken’s UK drift team will strut its stuff on Coventry’s iconic ring road during the three-day event. The official Coventry Motofest pace car will also wear Falken tyres.

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Landsail partnering with Keeber in British Drift Championship

Landsail partnering with Keeber in British Drift Championship

Monday 20th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Landsail tyres is going drifting with Wayne Keeber, a contender for the 2015 British Drift Championship title. Joining the likes of Maxxis, Lassa and Falken, who similarly sponsor drivers and teams taking part, Landsail will support Keeber as he competes against the best drift racers across Europe. The first round of the British Drift Championship took place at Lydden Hill last weekend, and at the end of the two days Keeber sat in joint 9th place on the Pro Class table.

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“Maxxis Experience” central to Autosport International stand

Friday 9th January 2015 | 0 Comments

This year Maxxis’ Autosport International stand feature the “Maxxis Experience”, the tyre manufacturer’s very own on-stand cinema. The “Maxxis Experience” will give fans the opportunity to enjoy a high quality film showcasing the very best of the tyre manufacturer and its sponsored motorsport teams and series. The movie produced by filmmaker and motorsport enthusiast, Stephen Brooks, features scenes from different Maxxis sponsored motorsport competitions and championships including drifting, 4x4, cycle, superbike and motocross.

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Coventry MotoFest to feature Falken International Drift Team

Coventry MotoFest to feature Falken International Drift Team

Monday 15th December 2014 | 0 Comments

The Coventry MotoFest will make the city the first in the UK to stage competitive motorsport on public roads, and Sumitomo global brand Falken has added its support to the event. The manufacturer’s drift team has become the first to announce that it will perform at MotoFest on 29-31 May 2015.

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