James Deane

James Deane probably doesn't need much of an introduction. Quite simply, he's the best drifter in the World right now!

James Deane is a regular visitor to Mondello Park where our office and Sim Centre is based. So whether he's testing a new car, visiting our next door neighbors in the Drift Games office or taking part in an event, we bump into him quite regularly.  A lot more regularly, it seems, since we installed a bunch of drift sims in the office! 

 

The Competitive Edge

James started competitive drifting at the age of 15, and won his first competition at this age in 2007. From this point onward he committed fully to the sport and has since won pretty much every drift event going.

Despite being 3-time world champion, James felt there was a competitive edge to be gained by staying sharp in between events by using a simulator.  Following a number  discussions about components and specs, Digital Motorsport were asked to build a drift simulator to replicate James's BMW Eurofighter.

We took detailed measurements of the Eurofighter, borrowed the actual Corbeau seat and NRG wheel  and took feedback from James in order to build an accurate recreation of the seating position and feel of his BMW, which he tested for the first time at the Autosport show in January 2020 - Check out the video below!


After a few months of acclimatization, James recently posted a  FIRST LOOK  at his new custom drift simulator video on his own channel - check it out!

 

Get your own JD130 replica rig!

We now offer complete turn-key replica's of james Deane's drift rig. Fully assembled and ready to drift, just plug it in and away you go! See below for the full spec. 

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James Deane Drift Rig. Full Turn-Key Replica Of James Deane's Pro Sim Rig

€6.633,32

This turn key simulator solution is shipped to your door fully assembled with everything needed including a PC and and carriage.

*Shipping outside of Ire & UK may carry additional fees

 

Here at Digital-Motorsports.com we build simulator solutions for some of the world's top drivers. Earlier this year, multiple world drifting champion James 'The Machine' Deane approached us to build a drift simulator that was an accurate representation of his 1J powered BMW E92 Eurofighter that could be used in between events to help him stay sharp.

Check out the video below which shows us working with James and his team to asses, measure and replicate every element of the iconic BMW.


Chassis:

We use the awesome Sim Lab P1X chassis in black which is a pro-spec sim racing cockpit used by professional drifters worldwide. It's aluminium construction is completely modular and infinitely adjustable. Most important, it's completely rigid and allows you to upgrade components as and when you want to. Also included are the Optional extra feet.

 

Seat:

The kit includes the exact same seat James Deane uses in his drift car - a Corbeau Revenge in lightweight GRP.

 

Wheel & Wheelbase :

The wheelbase is the top of the range direct drive Fanatec podium DD2 which is compatible with PS3/PS4 and PC.

The Fanatec podium direct drive wheel provides amazing force feedback and allows you to interchange with any of the racing wheels in the Fanatec range.

The wheel is the exact same as used in James's drift car - his own custom DEANE130 deep dish NRG wheel with the nicest alcantara finish we've ever experienced!

 

Pedals:

The pedals included in this kit are the Fanatec Clubsport v3, 3 pedal set which includes the all-important load cell brake pedal kit.

 

Shifter & Hydro:

The Fanatec Clubsport shifter has a switch on the side which transforms it from H pattern to sequential shift making it extremely versatile.

The handbrake is the Fanatec Clubsport unit.

 

PC:

Digital Motorsports Pro Gaming PC

Full Spec at a Glance:

  • AeroCool Midi Shard Black RGB
  • be quiet! System Power 9 - 700W
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX
  • AMD AMD RYZEN 5 2600X
  • Xilence A250PWM
  • 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX2070 Super
  • Kingston A2000 - 500GB SSD - M.2 (NVMe)
  • Windows 10 Pro


Monitor:

49" curved gaming monitor. 144hz

 

Sound System:

Logitech Z333 system features 80 Watts Peak/40 Watts RMS power. The 2.1 speaker system delivers clear sound and produces rich bass from the front-facing subwoofer.

 

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