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December 31, 2010

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 1:36 pm
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No, it’s Hupo’s Team Durango DESC410R. You could be forgiven for thinking this is some kind of RC Stealth Bomber when you see the air this black beauty gets. Just watch the video below and see how well balanced the DESC410R is. This pre-production sample soaks-up the high-and-hard landings with ease. All those that witnessed Hupo’s test were, “very impressed,” and couldn’t believe how well his SC truck handled.

We are now moving into the final production phases with the DESC410R. Watch out for an announcement about a release date soon.

DEX210 testing in Austria by Jörn Neumann

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 9:56 am

Newly signed Team Durango driver, Jörn Neumann, showed just how fast he is, and just how fast the DEX210 is, on a test day in Austria.  The DEX210 (2011 release date TBC) was incredibly fast and, as you can see from these videos, beautifully balanced in the air.

More news on the DEX210 to follow soon …

Coming home …

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 7:48 am

After 3 years of racing for different brands, Jörn Neumann is going back to his roots.

Jörn was one of the first drivers for Team Durango, and the most successful. At the age of 13 he won the 2004 Euros and in 2007 he made the A-main at the Worlds in Japan.

From now on, with the support of Team Durango and Gerd Strenge, Jörn will race the DEX410 and the upcoming DEX210.

Jörn’s first race will be the Petit Race in the UK followed by the Reedy Invitational in the USA at the end of January. His driving skills, paired with Gerd’s genius, will be the combination to beat.

Stay tuned for more to come…..

Jörn Neumann

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Team Durango are proud to present Jörn Neumann for the 2011/2012 season

December 29, 2010

Elliott Boots joins Team Durango

Filed under: News — Team Durango @ 2:38 pm

One of the UK’s and Europe’s most naturally talented drivers joins Team Durango.

Team Durango are delighted to have Elliott on board. As well as being a regular BRCA national winner and Euros junior champion, Elliott set the 6th fastest time in one of the earliest qualification rounds at the Pattaya worlds, without any pre-event practice; which really shows Elliott’s raw talent.

The DNX408’s fast but secure handling will suit his aggressive style, but for the next couple of months it’s just a case of him getting some track time with the new car to be best prepared for the 2011 season.

One of Elliott’s first outings for Team Durango will be with the DEX410 10th scale 4wd buggy, which should keep his thumbs defrosted while snow limits what’s possible with his 8th scale DNX408.

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What do ex-professional football players do?

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 9:24 am

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Well in Italy, they buy themselves a Team Durango DNX408 to make sure they are as competitive as possible.  Our Italian partners RC Supermarket sent us this link to a short article about Diego Fuser (ex-player of Milan – where he collected a UEFA Champions League medal and a Scudetto – and other big Italian teams – Torino, Fiorentina, SS Lazio, AC Parma and AS Roma).

Below is a link to an interview Sky TV did with Diego:

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December 21, 2010

Chris Doughty joins Team Durango

Filed under: News — Team Durango @ 8:40 pm

Team Durango are proud to announce former off road European Champion Chris Doughty as a new full-time staff member.

Chris has over 20 years RC Racing experience and more than 5 years contributing to successful RC projects, so he is a perfect fit for Team Durango.

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Chris will be Project Co-ordinator at Team Durango, he will responsible for analysing the feedback from the Durango Global Racing Team and our customers towards the continued development of our full range of Durango race cars. Making our cars faster and better suited to our customers needs is a team effort, but Chris will play a big part in coordinating that work.

Chris had the following to say about joining Team Durango:-
“I am incredibly excited by this new opportunity at Team Durango, I have always kept an eye on the development of the Durango cars over the years and it’s clear that their ideas are great, and very well implemented. Being part of this going forward is fantastic and I can’t wait to start working with the Race Team and Durango staff.”

Team Durango Pit Mat Now In Stock!

Filed under: News — Team Durango @ 11:26 am

The Team Durango pit mat is now in stock!

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The pit mat is a large size  – 620 x 420mm so is suitable for both 1/8 and 1/10 scale cars. It features recessed sections to stop items such as tools and parts rolling off your work area. It is made from a tough rubber material that gives a hard wearing and easy to clean work surface.

Another feature is a large magnet in the recessed section at the front of the pit mat that will securely hold on to screws, nuts and other items that you don’t want to roll off your table when working on your car.

Here is a link to the product page.

December 20, 2010

DESC410R dominates Team Durango winter series, Round 3

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 2:51 pm

In its first appearance at the Team Durango Off-Road Winter Series, the DESC410R took the Top Qualifier spot and the win in the A main.

Adam Skelding, Off Road Team Manager for Team Durango UK, said, “It’s the $%*? @$##$+*?!!!!” Unfortunately, we can’t print Adam’s original comments in full because such language is unsuitable for minors. Suffice it to say, Adam was very, VERY impressed with the car. When we asked him for a more analytical comment, he said, “As the DESC410R got hooked up to the track it was like driving a giant 410R. The SC had so much more drive and corner speed than the other 4wd SC’s I almost took 2 seconds a lap out of them!”

Two seconds a lap is awesome, well done Adam.

Brian Kinwald testing the DESC410R

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 12:47 pm
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For the last month, two-time World Champion Brian Kinwald, has been testing the Team Durango DESC410R. We asked Brian how he felt the testing had gone. He had this to say, “After driving a few different 4wd Short Course trucks I can honestly say that the Team Durango DESC410R feels like you’re cheating! When you’re out on the track it has more steering and superior suspension capabilities over any other truck by far!!!

I won’t name names, but many top drivers have seen it run and they all say the same thing, “That’s not even fair”. I have only run it for a few weeks and already I’m in love …”

Thanks to Brian’s work, we are getting close to announcing the final launch date of this exciting new car. It’s great having a racer of Brian’s quality driving for us and we are confident that with his help, the DESC410R will be THE Short Course car to beat in 2011.

Craig Collinson keeps up the 100% Record with Durango and dBoots

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 11:38 am

This weekend saw the 3rd round of the Batley winter series held at Chadderton. With two TQ’s and wins at the previous rounds, Team Durango driver Craig Collinson was in strong contention for the overall Championship heading into round 3. The series is held over 6 rounds with your best 4 counting, so another win would really stamp Durango’s authority on claiming the series.

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The weather in the UK has been really bad of late with snowfall affecting most areas. This weekend was no different which impacted the number of racers being able to attend. There were 9 heats in total for round 3, as apposed to the usual 13 seen at the previous two rounds, but all of the top drivers were present which would make the competition just as tough as the first two meetings.

The previous tyre of choice at Chadderton had been Schumacher minispikes, but this weekend Craig was testing the new dBoots tyres, which have already proved to be a success at the Team Durango winter series, held at Ardent Raceway. Nathan Waters TQ’d at the last meeting there, and Adam Skelding came away with the victory with both drivers using the dBoots tyres. Craig has also tasted success with the tyres at a local indoor club meeting at Bury Metro where he TQ’d and won. The surface there was a mixture of carpet and polished wooden floor. The tyres were generating that much grip you could actually hear them screeching!! The track at Chadderton is laid out on a cork type surface, being very similar to that of Worksop. This was an excellent opportunity to test the tyres on a completely different surface to what they’ve been used on before.

Qualifying

Qualifying saw Durango driver Craig Collinson put in some really quick runs with his DEX410 and the new dBoots, which were proving to be right on the pace. Craig was using the same set of tyres he’d used at the Bury Club meeting a week previous. They had already completed one round of practice, 5 qualifying rounds and a final before coming to Chadderton. The tyres do not seem to wear out quickly at all and there was no drop off in performance all day, in fact times were getting quicker and quicker as they wore in. This is great news for anyone wanting a set of tyres that will last 3-4 meetings as opposed to having to buy new ones every meeting, which is obviously quite costly. With 4 rounds of qualifying complete it was indoor specialist Richard Lowe who piped Craig for pole but the racing had been close all day, which would make for an interesting final.

Final

The final saw most racers getting off to a clean start with Richard leading the way into the first corner and Craig right behind. Richard made an unusual and early error after only a few corners, which allowed Craig to take up the lead. Craig managed to pull out a small lead from Richard and the chasing pack but after a few laps it was Craig’s turn to make an error that needed marshalling. This error was looking costly as Richard closed the gap whilst the marshal attended to Craig’s car. Luckily for Craig the marshal was quick enough to put him back on his wheels just before Richard drove past. The rest of the race became an exciting two-way battle, with Richard pushing hard looking for an opening. Craig managed to hold his nerve taking every corner as tight as possible to defend his line which resulted in another great win for Craig, dBoots and Team Durango!!!

Craig

Video of the A Main can be found here:

Well done Craig, from all at TD!

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