2024 PRO Drivers

James Deane

  • Team Name: RTR Vehicles' Drift Team
  • Car Number: 130
  • Car Manufacturer: Ford +
  • Tire Manufacturer: Nitto +


James Deane has established himself as one of the fastest-growing personalities in the sport and boasts the largest following of any Irish motorsport personality in the world.

James began his competitive drift career in 2006 behind the wheel of a Ford Sierra in the Prodrift Junior Championship and in 2024 he is again behind the wheel of his 2024 AutoZone Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD in Formula Drift with 1,111 horsepower. A three-time Formula Drift Champion James won consecutively from 2017-2019 before stepping away to compete in Europe.

However, during his vacancy from US drifting he was no stranger to winning, taking first at the DriftNeu North Cyprus Championship Finals, Goodwood Festival of Speed Driftkhana competition, the LZ Festival Mondello Park, multiple podiums in the Drift Masters European Championship and that’s just 2022.

Now with one season, two podiums, a pole and countless seat time under his belt in his Mustang RTR, James is eyeing a record setting f fourth Formula Drift Championship, equaling a fourth championship for the RTR Vehicles’ Drift Team.

More Videos

FD PRO: FILE - James Deane (2019)

James Deane's Return to Formula Drift with New 1000 HP Mustang RTR Spec 5