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February 28, 2011

Le Hua Lin Joins Team Durango in China

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 11:52 am
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Top Chinese racer Le Hua Lin has signed to race the DNX408.  Le Hua hails from Guangzhou in Southern China and whilst he’s only been racing since 2005 has racked up a series of impressive victories in his home country.  Le Hua specialises in both 1/8th buggy and electric off road, and with Le Hua on-board, Team Durango vehicles will be winning at even more race tracks in Asia during 2011.  Le Hua is one of the Chinese top drivers who had a superb performance at the 1/8th buggy Worlds in 2010 – Team Durango are happy to have this rising star join our already-strong team of international drivers.

英国总部已正式与中国著名车手林乐桦签约成为厂车手,他往后将会在国内外各项1/8油越赛事中以DNX408为其参赛战车。
居于中国南方广州的林乐桦,除了在1/8油越出众之外,其在1/10电越方面亦十分出色。他的赛车生涯始于2005年,自此他凭着个人优越的技术,在短短数年间已经赢取了国内多项锦标及屡创骄人成绩。随着乐樺的加入,Team Durango深信日后他必会在中国大陆及亚洲等地的赛事里,协助Team Durango取得更多奖项及殊荣。
乐桦在2010年1/8油越世畀赛中表现非凡 – Team Durango热烈欢迎这位中国崛起之秀的加盟,并成為我们国际车队旗下首位华人车手。

Jörn Neumann dominates Maritime ‘Off Road Wars World Cup’

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 11:30 am

Jörn Neumann did the double at the Maritime Raceways ‘Off Road Wars World Cup’ in Chatham, Kent.  Some of the top talent in Europe gathered to do battle at the former home of the Petit RC race for the previous two years.In the 2WD class Jörn took the TQ in the final round with his DEX210 prototype – and from then on, it was a one-man show as Jörn dominated the finals in impressive style to secure the win ahead of the Xfactory and new Losi vehicles.

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Jörn qualified second in the 4WD class with hid DEX410 but took another perfect score by winning the opening two legs of the A final to secure another Durango victory.

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Jörn’s at the top of his game right now and his move back to Team Durango has created a formidable combination of driver and machine.

Thanks to racer magazine & Matt Benfield for the photos

February 24, 2011

Team Durango winter series @ Ardent Raceway

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:20 pm
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The fourth round of the Team Durango winter series held at Ardent Raceway is taking place this coming weekend, with open practice available on Saturday 26th February before the racing kicks off on Sunday monrning – doors open at 7:30am and racing will start around 9am after booking-in has completed.  Places are still available in 2WD, 4WD and Short Course.  The surface will be the blue PetitRC carpet, with two new ramps, never seen before at the Raceway. To book in email sales@ardentracing.com

Team Durango drivers Adam Skelding, Nathan Waters and James Helliwell currently sit 1-2-3 respectively in the 4WD class with their DEX410 2010-spec buggies.  Adam Skelding took the previous round of the Short Course class in his first time out with the new DESC410R but things are still very much to play for with two more rounds to go.

February 23, 2011

MATES RATES for March – 10% off two or more kits.

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:33 pm
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Mates Rates for March!
Get together with a racing buddy and get your new buggies for the up-coming racing season at the same time. We’re offering a massive 10% discount on the purchase of two or more DNX408, DEX410 2010-Spec or DEX410R kits of the same type, until the end of March, but only while stocks last!

The offer is available directly from Team Durango and from Team Durango retailers around the world. Please contact your local Team Durango dealer to take us up on our offer. Details of Team Durango dealers can be found here.

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Team Durango 1-2-3 at South African National Round 1

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 10:52 am

The past weekend saw the 1st round of the 1/10th off road electric SA National Championship been held at Swartkops raceway.  The track is a tricky one, with a tight and technical section on the inner field.   Team Durango had the most cars in the field with a total of 5 out of the A main being TD cars with another two Team Durango DEX410R in the B main.

sa-national-rd1-durangos Lots of Team Durango buggies in attendance.

Jaco Van Eeden took overall TQ in the 4WD Modified A-Main – leading a 1-2-3 procession in qualifying for Team Durango.  Positions in the final didn’t change for the top three, with Jaco taking the win at the opening round of the South African National series.

sa-national-rd1-winners Top three – All Team Durango.  Neil Wanvig 2nd, Jaco Van Eeden 1st, Charles Hollander 3rd

Qualifying Results:

A – MAIN
Q1. Jaco van Eeden
Q2. Neil Wanvig
Q3. Charles Hollander

Q9 Mark van den Berg
Q10 Gary Steiger

B – MAIN
Q3 Trevor Trim
Q5 Jay Flinn

4wd Stock A – MAIN
Q5. Quintin Baker

This has been our most successful weekend to date to have 3 TD cars at the top.

February 22, 2011

Durango double-up at the Vienna Winterchamps

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 1:56 pm

The 2nd annual Vienna Winterchamps, indoor off-road race was held over the weekend of 18-20th February at the RC-Carpetfun track in Vienna, Austria – with 2WD, 4WD and Short Course 2WD classes.
Team Durango driver Jörn Neumann took the overall TQ in both 2WD and 4WD buggy classes with his DEX210 Prototype and DEX410 2010 spec buggies. Hupo Hönigl and Martin Kriel made it a 1-2-3 for Team Durango in 4WD qualifying with Hupo also placing 4th overall in 2WD qualifying after the 5-rounds.

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2WD:
In the 3-leg finals, Jörn Neumann took all three legs of the 2WD class to show his blisteringly quick form at the moment, taking the win with Hupo Hönigl third piloting another DEX210 Prototype.

viennawinterchamps-4wd 4WD:  Rene Traumer 3rd – Hupo Hönigl 1st – Jörn Neumann 2nd

4WD:
In the 4WD class Jörn had taken TQ but it was his Team Durango Team-mate Hupo Hönigl that secured the victory with his DEX410 – Jörn finished second and Rene Trauner in third gave Team Durango a clean sweep for the 4WD podium.

Jörns winning setup from the 4WD class can be found in the setup archive on the Team Durango website or a direct link is HERE

February 21, 2011

Nathan Waters takes the 4WD and Short Course win @ Worksop

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 3:28 pm

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Round five of the Schumacher Indoor Masters held at the immensely popular Worksop venue saw a battle-royale in the 4WD class, which saw Team Durango take the top two spots with Nathan Waters and Craig Collinson going 1-2, with Adam Skelding 6th and James Helliwell 9th.

indoormastersrd5-3 Short Course: Adam Skelding 2nd – Nathan Waters 1st

The new Short Course truck class at Worksop saw Team Durango’s Adam Skelding dominate qualifying with the new DESC410R – taking 3 of the 4 rounds to take overall TQ in the 16-car final! The 8-minute final quickly changed into 11 minutes during the race as the organisers played with the timing. By the end of the 11 minutes it was Nathan Waters again taking the win, with Adam Skelding 2nd – giving the DESC410R a healthy 1-2 in its first outing at Worksop.

Nathans setup for the DEX410 is online in the setup archive, or directly accessable HERE

Adam Mackman has a video of the Short Course final here:

February 16, 2011

Tresrey Off Road Race – Round 4

Filed under: News — Team Durango @ 4:15 pm

Round 4 of the Tresrey Off-Road race was held last Sunday 13th February at the RC Park GOJO circuit in Gojo-city, Nara, Japan. 65 racers joined this event, making it the best attended race that the GOJO circuit ever had for an off-road event with 54 entrants in the 2WD class and 44 in  the 4WD class.

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65 racers looking forward to a good days racing

In qualifying it was Noriyuki Kawashima to managed to take TQ for both the 2WD and 4WD classes.  In 2WD, Momotaro Motohira won the race from 2nd grid, with Kunio Shimabukuro taking 2nd and Eiji Tomita 3rd.

There were 14 drivers piloting the Durango DEX410 or DEX410R in the 4WD class and 4 of them made the A final. Kawashima won the race from the pole, with Motohira taking 2nd and Satoshi Fujii 3rd with his DEX410. Team Durango Japan local support driver Akihiro Yasuda finished 5th, Kenji Masuda finished 7th, and Team Durango Japan team driver Minoru Utsugi 8th all driving DEX410s. After the award ceremony, Tresrey held a big draw prize draw which included a DEX410 2010spec kit.

DNX408 Back in stock!

Filed under: News — Team Durango @ 4:10 pm

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We would like to announce that the DNX408 kit is now back in stock at Team Durango.

Please see the DNX408 kit page here for details on this kit.

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Interview with Reno Savoya @Montpellier GP – neobuggy.net

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 10:12 am

Neobuggy.net have a nice interview with Team Durango driver, Reno Savoya, taken at the recent Monpellier GP 1/8th buggy race held in the south of France.

A chat with Reno Savoya from NeoBuggy.net on Vimeo.

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