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July 25, 2014

Team Durango – Exciting Career Opportunity

Filed under: Career Opportunities,News — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 11:46 am


We are very excited to share news of a new career opportunity that is available at our UK HQ. Have you got the skills that are required to work with a winning team? Read on …

Customer Support Coordinator

ARRMA Durango Ltd (ADL) is a design studio based close to Ashby de la Zouch creating some of the finest and most innovative RC cars for the leisure and race markets. Our designs are then manufactured in Asia by our partners and sold via around 10 selected global distributors.

An exciting career opportunity has arisen though our continued expansion, for an analytical, well organised, team player that has (or has had) a good understanding or strong interest in radio control model cars.

Working directly with the Managing Director, Promotions Executive and the product development staff, the Customer Support Coordinator will help maximise global sales for our three brands through support of our selected regional distributors at all stages of the product life cycle.

Responsibilities include:-

-          Providing customers new product information/content

-          Production planning, coordinating orders/requirements

-          Inventory analysis and making recommendations to manage group wide inventory

-          Sales Analysis and making recommendations to maximise sales

-          Product life cycle management

This exciting and varied role will appeal to a detail oriented person who is motivated by contributing directly to the success of the company and product, through detailed analysis and offering recommendations that generate continual improvement.

Skills required:-

-          Normal PC based office skills, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint etc

-          High competence with MS Excel

-          Understanding of databases, data tables (working with IT staff support)

-          Problem solving through statistical data analysis

-          Excellent time management and administrative skills

Benefits –

-          Competitive salary with childcare vouchers if applicable

-          22 days’ annual paid holiday, plus normal statutory holiday

-          Pension – 5% of gross annual salary monthly contribution by ADL

-          Private health insurance

-          38 office hours a week; with flexible start and finish times

Notes -

-          ARRMA Durango Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hobbico Group ( ) and, as such, is part of the largest hobby company in the world.

-          Normal place of work is Suite 3, Enterprise Glade, Moira, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA

-          Some minimal international business travel may be required

Apply via email with covering letter and CV to Robert Hopkins –

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July 24, 2014

Team Durango Canada – Quebec Classic


Hot Temperatures and Hot Racing – Quebec Challenge 2014

Our racing colleagues from Team Durango Canada, managed by distributors Great Hobbies, have recently returned from the fiercely competitive Quebec Challenge.

The team found the race conditions a challenge, with Quebec being baked under extremely hot weather during the action-packed race weekend. Team drivers Yannick, Rene and Dan Leblanc were determined to make a fast impression against a field of local and National racing talent.


Joined by friend and fellow Team Durango fan, Andrew “Butters” Burghgraef from Ottawa, the guys set about tuning their Team Durango DEX408v2, DESC410v2 and Dnx408V2 vehicles for the early qualifying sessions.

The Circuit RC International dirt track was producing very high grip levels due to the scorching temperatures, and the Team Durango racers got quickly into the action with all drivers making great pace, but later qualifiers saw them plagued with electronics issues, largely attributed to the soaring temperatures.

A few fast switches of running gear saw the Team Durango Canada crew settling back into the action. They were happy to finish their qualifying track time with an E-Buggy ‘A’ Main place for the DEX408v2, another ‘A’  position for the DESC410v2 and a solid ninth in the Truggy ‘A’ main for the DEX408T.


Team mate  Jamie Smitheram had to unfortunately miss day one due to an injury, but was really happy to join his race fellow Team Durango racers for the ‘A’ Main action by placing his DEX408T straight into the top ten.

With Team Durango Canada primed for the action of the events finals schedule, the guys were very happy to see young Yannick take third in 4WD Shourt Course with his DESC410v2. with Jamie taking sixth in his Truggy final piloting the DEX408T and Andrew graciously showing why his race maturity will always produce a strong team ethos, as he moved over in his ‘B’ Main final due to an electronics glitch.

The Quebec Challenge was a real team effort for the Great Hobbies and Team Durango endorsed race team. With some hot track action and blazing weather conditions to contend with, we send our congratulations to the team for a great set of results in difficult conditions.

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July 22, 2014

Novotny Pilots DEX408v2 To Win


Czech Team Durango race ace, Kaja Novotny, has recently taken a really exciting win at the relaxed and family focused 40+ Czech Nationals in Horni Jelini.

Kaja took part in a guest 1/8 E Buggy class at the event, with many younger racers attending to work as pit help for the senior racers at this prestigious annual senior race meeting.

Racing his DEX408v2 to secure three of the four fast paced qualifying rounds, Kaja then went on to take overall first place and also place the fastest track lap during the finals.

Another great victory for the Czech star and another solid performance for the DEX408v2 1/8 Electric Buggy.

Congratulations and thanks go to Kaja and his father Karel.

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Young Team Durango Stars Shine – BRCA Short Course Nationals


 The Hall Brothers – Team Durango UK Junior Racers

We thought it would be good to share some really inspirational news with you. Eagle eyed readers will remember that last year we signed up two young UK Short Course racers to our UK junior team. The Hall brothers, Jamie and Tommy, are out and about again this summer, competing at all rounds of the BRCA Short Course National Tour.

Both young racers use the DESC210R Short Course Truck, and have found really pleasing results so far for 2014. Jamie is currently sat in third position on the BRCA Short Course National standings, with Tommy, who is only nine years old, nestling well withing ‘A’ Main pace at sixth place overall.

We should also mention that Jamie, aged 11 years old, is wining the junior series, with his brother Tommy once again backing him up by placing second overall as the season stands currently.

The Hall brothers have a combined age of just 20. They are already proving to be solid and consistent Short Course racers, we are really excited at the thought of these two rising Team Durango stars perhaps taking up the transmitter with a Buggy racing class very soon. They have already enjoyed building their DEX210v2 and DEX410v4 cars. Watch this space for updates on their progress.

Stay tuned as we hope to see Jamie and Tommy finish their BRCA Short Course National season in style very soon.

You can explore the BRCA Short Course National standings here now:   

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July 21, 2014

Euro Winning DEX210v2 & DEX410v4 Set-Ups Live


Neumann & Orlowski Euro Set-Up Sheets Live

In the wake of our recent EFRA European Championship success, that provided Team Durango with a double first place victory, we are really excited to share with you the race-winning set-up sheets for the DEX210v2 and DEX410v4. All information is now live at our In The Pits section of the Team Durango website.

You can now learn more details about the set-up configurations that were used by Jörn Neumann to win both 2WD and 4WD classes at the prestigious event in Telleborg, Sweden.

We are also very pleased to present the set-up sheets from our youngest off-road Pro racer, Michal Orlowski, which helped him to his first ever EFRA Euro ‘A’ Main final finish with the DEX410v4.

You can get Pro team driver set-ups, including the brand new Euro winning exclusives, here now:

Explore how the 2014 EFRA European Championship winning DEX210v2 can put you straight on the podium here:

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Neumann Double 2014 Euro Champion


2014 Double European Champions – Jörn Neumann & Team Durango 

2014 EFRA 2WD Eurpean Champion – Jörn Neumann – Team Durango DEX210v2

2014 EFRA 4WD European Champion – Jörn Neumann – Team Durango DEX410v4

Team Durango Off-Road racing star Jörn Neumann has concluded an action packed 2014 EFRA European Championship week by being crowned the double champion.

Having already successfully defended his 2WD Euro crown earlier last week, Jörn set about cementing Team Durango as off-road 1/10 Buggy champions, with his DEX410v4 in the 4WD class.

Jörn was able to hold-fast against heavy racing pressure from the fastest drivers in Europe, showing his calm and calculated racing style serves him excellently when the ‘A’ Main finals are a star studded affair.


The DEX410v4 performed amazingly well on the slippery and technical dirt track in Trelleborg,Sweden, providing Jörn with exactly the kind of race-winning characteristics that are required when every second counts.

With strong support from Gerd Strenge in the pits throughout the week of hotly contested off-road action, Jörn was able to concentrate fully on how best to master the challenging in-door dirt conditions, which found many racers struggling to string together consistent lap times.


Having secured leg one and two of the fast-paced ‘A’ Main final, Jörn elected to sit out the third leg, having already done more than enough to take the title.

Young Polish Team Durango racer Michal Orlowski further added to the successful results by making his first ever European Championship ‘A’ final with his DEX410v4, with a final finishing position of 9th overall. This is a really great result for Michal and his father Matthew, especially as Michal is still only 12 years old!

We send our sincere congratulations and thanks to Jörn for an awesome European Championship performance. We also share our excitement and gratitude to Michal and Mathew Orlowski for a great result. A huge thank you goes to Gerd Strenge who serves as a constant inspiration to the whole team.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at Neo Buggy and RC Racing TV for their world-class event coverage.

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July 18, 2014

Neumann & DEX210v2 Crowned 2014 Euro Champions


Jörn Neumann – 2014 EFRA European Champion – 2WD Electric Buggy

Team Durango racing star, Jörn Neumann, has raced to an overall first place finish at the 2014 2WD Off-Road European Championships with the DEX210v2.

Jörn was able to secure three TQ round wins during the five round qualifying session, putting him second on the grid in the prestigious ‘A’ Main final. After a fierce battle with the fastest drivers in Europe, including long-time rival Lee Martin, Jörn raced to a leg two and three win with his DEX210v2, putting the defending ace straight back on the top spot as 2014 2WD European Champion.


The Trelleborg track surface was indoor dirt, creating a racing environment that was best suited for rear motor configuration 2WD cars. Neumann was thrilled to take his virtually box stock DEX210v2 to victory on the slippery dirt surface, showing that the DEX210v2 is the most versatile 2WD Electric Buggy package commercially available to the racing community.

Notice we stated ‘virtually box stock’.

So we now can share some very exciting preview news.

Team Durango are excited to announce a new additional layer of design philosophy, harking back to Gerd Strenge’s bespoke engineered craftsmanship, which will result in a supplementary range of option parts to take your car to a new level of optimisation.

To focus your Team Durango vehicle on a specific track application, our new range of option parts will allow you to permanently transform your race machine to gain ‘on point’ performance. These selected option parts require some basic modelling skills, with minor modifications needed to your stock kit car. Gerd created the early Team Durango cars in this way, often hand-finishing items for a super-bespoke fit and finish.

Jörn was able to use an early version of just one new option part, to create a DEX210v2 that was completely focused for winning on the difficult low-grip dirt track. Jörn has won this ultra-competitive race using our new targeted performance rear bulkhead, designed for the DEX210v2 in rear motor configuration.


Now we have proven our early concept, stay tuned as we prepare this new part for public release, allowing you the opportunity to turn your Team Durango vehicle into an even more focused race-winning machine.

More ‘on point’ optimisation to follow.

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July 14, 2014

Team Tech Tips – Build The Perfect Turnbuckle Linkages


UK Team Durango team driver, Jason Ametrine, is back with another useful Team Tech Tips video tutorial, this time sharing his secrets to the perfect Turnbuckle build.

Jason shows how to best achieve fast and easy access to tuning options for your camber and steering settings. These new skills will be directly transferable to all RC vehicles that use this popular system, and will allow you to quickly understand how to get the most from these essential kit items.

Jason was keen to share that his tips, although shown with the DEX210v2, are relevant for the DEX410v4, DEX408v2, DEX408T, DNX408v2, DESC410v2, DESC210R and even the DETC410 Touring Car.

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Lutz Triple Win – DNX8 – DEX408v2 – DEX210v2


Win, Win, Win – Ryan Lutz Triple First

1/8 Nitro Buggy – 1st – Ryan Lutz – DNX8 Prototype

1/8 E-Buggy – 1st – Ryan Lutz – DEX408v2

1/10 2WD Buggy – 1st – Ryan Lutz – DEX210v2

Team Durango Pro racing ace, Ryan Lutz, has finished the Hobbico Keystone Classic at Mushroom Bowl with three first place finishes for Team Durango!

Ryan was excited to be attending the first installment of this multi-class off-road event, which would allow him another opportunity to continue testing his DNX8 prototype Nitro Buggy. With the crowds already excited to get the chance to watch the ROAR National podium finisher in action, Ryan set about plundering the spoils across the three Buggy classes raced at the event.

With young off-road RC fans clambering to grab signed t-shirts and pit boards, Ryan was able to spend time away from the track with Team Durango fans, making the Hobbico Keystone Classic a true family affair.

Taking the triple podium win at this event is a great result for Ryan, especially as he continues to build his track experience with the upcoming Team Durango nitro platform.

We send our congratulations to Ryan for another awesome performance, and send our thanks to Hobbico for hosting such a friendly and welcoming off-road race meeting.

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Jason Ametrine Pilots DEX408v2 To Podium

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 8:18 am


 Team Durango UK racer, Jason ‘The Hands’ Ametrine, has recently returned from the fourth round of the Deerdale Summer Series in Derbyshire, UK. Jason flew to a third place finish with his DEX408v2.

Jason was really happy to qualify fourth on the ‘A’ Main final grid, having tested a collection of new set-up options during qualifying. Lining up against experienced local talent, Jason cruised to a solid third place podium spot.

Testing the awesome tuning flexibility of the DEX408v2′s dual position Rear Hubs, Jason was keen to share news that the Deerdale Astroturf track, which is known to have some tricky technical sections, was made much easier due to having a wider selection of set-up options.

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