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May 16, 2011

DEX410 continues to dominate in Czech Republic

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 10:32 am

Saturday the 23th April 2011 saw the first of the 5-round Czech Electric Offroad Cup 2011 national series kick off at the grassy track at Horomerice.  In the 4WD class, Team Durango drivers Vaclav Strupek and Charlie Novotny dominated qualifying – taking all four rounds for the first and second spots on the grid.  Stanislav Maly took 4th place on the grid  and Marcel  Dostal  was 5th – so four DEX410 in top five on the grid for finals.

czech-2 Team Durango DEX410 took 1st & 2nd

The finals were almost a copy of a qualification. After a litle fight Charlie Novotny was led home by his more experienced team mate – Czech TC Star and Team  Durango distributor Vaclav Strupek. Stanislav Maly finished 4th and Marcel Dostal 10th after a heavy damage  of his car caused by a competitor while waiting for a start of the first final round.

czech-1 review Team Durango DESC410R

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 8:48 am
rctvlive_review (“All RC all the time! The finest in radio control television.”) have posted their review of our DESC410R Short Course truck on their website

According to Jeff Maturo, rctvlive creator and presenter, the DESC410R is ” … the finest SC truck we have reviewed, head and shoulders above its contemporaries.” We couldn’t agree more.

Check out the review here:

And look out for rctvlive on FaceBook here:

May 13, 2011

1st German Nat’s Qualifier 4WD Modified Northern Region

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:12 pm

Indoor season is over, outdoor here we come! With beautiful sunny weather, the outdoor racing season started last weekend in Burgdorf, best known as the host of the last 1/10 EC on-road World’s.


The grass track is set temporary for the offroaders. After saturday’s practice, the track started to wear out quickly and formd a lot of ruts and holes. So setup became a bigger factor than motor power.

All 4 qualifiers saw a different winner, but with a 1st and two 2nd places Ebi Beck took the overall TQ with his DEX410.


Because the track got worse with every lap, the drivers had to drive off the regular racing line to avoid the holes – i.e. slower line was faster. Driving very consistant, Ebi Beck took the win in both rounds 1 + 2, securing 1st overall.  With 7 cars out of 10, Team Durango was the dominant force in the A-main and the most popular car of the event.

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May 9, 2011

Boots 2nd at Coventry BRCA National

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:22 pm

A wet and muddy dirt track greeted the racers at the second round of the BRCA Rallycross 8th off road national series, held at Coventry.  Prolonged overnight rain meant the track was still wet for the early morning practice and a couple of brief rain showers during the first round of qualifying ensured things stayed moist for the top drivers.  Team Durango drivers Elliott Boots and Chris Doughty placed 3rd and 14th in round respectively – with Chris getting stuck in traffic.


A big downpour halfway into round two again made conditions bad on the track  – but lap times didn’t suffer too badly.  Elliott Boots proved the point by taking TQ in the round and putting in the fastest time of the day.  Doughty put his DNX408 3rd in round after his traffic problems in round one.

The last round of qualifying was run in near-dry conditions and the track was starting to blow out with lots of bumps coming through.   Elliott went 3rd in round for 2nd overall and Doughty 5th in round for 6th on the grid.

Elliott Boots took up the lead in the A-Main before the first round of refueling and didn’t look back, building up a lead coming toward the end of the race.  The leaders came up to lap the intense battle for 3-4-5th, and in the confusion Elliott lost the lead and had to settle for 2nd.  Doughty ran in 5-7th for the whole final, eventually finishing in 7th place – a lap up on 8th.

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With two cars in the A-Main and a close-run 2nd a the sharp end, it was another awesome result for the DNX408.

May 6, 2011

DESC410R review on

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 11:53 am

Area52 have just published a great review of the new Tekin Redline SC4X Short Course motor. To properly test the motor, the crew at Area52 used the Team Durango DESC410R to thoroughly put the motor though its paces. Engineered for racing, the DESC410R was the perfect choice to test this made-for-competition motor.

Check out the review here:

May 5, 2011

Team Durango win big at Russian EP Off Road National Series

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:12 pm

The Russian EP Off-Road Cup 2011 national series kicked off with the 1st round this past weekend, at the MRC Models track in Moscow.

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In the 4WD Short Course class, Team Durango’s Dmitry Malyshko took a clean sweep – with TQ and wins in A-main legs 1 & 2 for the overall win with his DESC410R.

Dmitry said: “DESC410R is great car for racing and fun! I like it, cars driving very easily! Material and setting performance are best in this class!”

4WD Buggy was spread over 3 classes – pro, stock and super stock.

In 4WD Super-Stock (10.5 wind brushless) there were 4 DEX410 buggies in the A-Main, with Blinov Alekset taking the TQ and win with his Durango.

1) Blinov Aleksey (+TQ)
4) Timoshenko Julia
6) Ragozin Michael
7) Cherkasov Timophey

In Buggy 4WD Stock (17.5 wind brushless) TD drivers took 2nd and 3rd place on podium.

2) Cherkasov Timophey
3) Nikiforov Aleksandr

The 4WD modified pro-buggy class was again a TQ and win by Dmitry Malyshko with his DEX410.  A total of 6 Team Durango DEX410 buggies placed into the A-main.

1) Malyshko Dmitry (+TQ)
5) Kalendgan Andrey
6) Timoshchenko Evgeniy
7) Zuykov Denis
8.) Eremeev Gennadiy
9) Leshchenko Stepan

Team Durango dominate Eastrax, Mid East Regional

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 11:12 am

A very windy but sunny Eastrax venue welcomed racers to the opening round of the 4wd Mid East Regional series. This year the Short Course class will run alongside both the 2wd and 4wd regional rounds providing the up and coming class with some run time alongside the regional regulars.


In 4wd buggy, Nathan Waters dominated qualifying, TQ-ing all 4 rounds with his dBoots equipped DEX410.  Nathan was running the A-compound dBoots Multibytes. Adam Skelding ran Nathan close in three of the rounds to tie up 2nd on the grid for the final – another driver on the dBoots tyres. 3rd place on the grid was a close fought affair between another pair of DEX410 drivers, with Adam Mackman taking 3rd on the grid after a good last round. 4th, 5th and 6th on the grid would also go to DEX410’s in the shape of Nick Gurnell, Paul Fox and Paul Smith.

The final was a close run affair. Nathan got away at the start and led comfortably from Skelding and Mackman. Nathan made an early error handing over the lead to Skelding with Mackman also sailing through for second. Nathan pushed hard, re-passing the two drivers to take the win. Adam Mackman took secong with Nick Gurnell coming through to take 3rd after Skelding pulled out with servo failure. Paul Fox took 4th to round out Durango Domination at the top.

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In the Short Course class, Team Durango DESC410R’s took top honours in 4wd SC qualifying with the DESC410R chassis TQ-ing every round. The final followed qualifying with Nathan Waters once again taking the win with Adam Skelding 2nd and Terry Atkinson 3rd – a 1-2-3 for the DESC410R.

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Nathan’s DEX410 setup for the event can be found here:

Nathan’s DESC410R setup for the event can be found here:

Adams’s DESC410R setup for the event can be found here:

Thanks to Mid East Off Road for the photos.

May 4, 2011

Collinson fastest at Batley Regional

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 4:52 pm

Batley Buggy Club has seen a down turn in recent years with flooding taking a heavy toll on the club on several occasions.  Things were looking mighty fine however on Sunday 1st of May when Batley played host to the second round of the North West regional series – with a huge turn out of drivers racing both 2WD and 4WD classes.

d4 Damian Whittle – serious about racing d2 Craig Collinson

The recent flooding left a lot of dirt and dust on the track and this made things low bite – especially to begin with.  Right from the off Craig Collinson was the fastest car on the track with his DEX410, his car looking super-dialled on his home track.

with over 130 drivers in attendance the track was getting a real workout and the track was cutting up badly due to the dry ground – turning it into survival of the strongest.

By the end of qualifying Craig Collinson’s DEX410 was 10 seconds faster than anyone else and would have taken TQ and pole in the ‘A’, however as he’d chosen the North East region as his points scoring region he had to sit the final out, instead running his 2WD in the non-regional final since he’d already proven his DEX410 was faster than anything else!

dboots Graham North was on the dBoots Multibyte tyres

There were strong positions for the Durango driver throughout the A & B finals.  dBoots Multibyte tyres were working very well indeed on the dry blown out surface and causing a lot of drivers to take note of the performance of the new brand.

d1 Some of the Team Durango DEX410/R drivers in attendance at Batley

Jörn Neumann 2nd at Rhein-Main International Warm-Up

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:53 pm

The International Rhein-Main ‘Warm Up’ race in Germany is a season-opener for the German racing scene and it took place over 4 days from the 28th of April to the 1st of May and saw some 213 total drivers entered with 142 racing in the 8th nitro buggy class there was plenty of competition with some of Europes top drivers in attendance.


Thursday the 28th April saw practice with each driver getting three 10-minute runs.  Qualifying was cut short however and only 4 rounds could be completed before rain stopped play on Saturday.  Sunday was finals day and Team Durango had two cars in the Semis with Jörn Neumann running in Semi-A and Hupo running in semi-B.  A crash at the start put Jörn down to last place in his Semi before he fought back to finish 2nd and bump up into the A-Main.  Hupo also finished 2nd in his Semi to move up to the A-Main and place 3rd on the grid.

rheinmain-thelads Hupo Hönigl, Jörn Neumann & Martin Achter

Jörn: “In the semi final I ran Double Dees V2 in soft compound, but after the 20minutes my tires looks very good. And I decided to use in the 45 minutes final the super soft compound. It was a small risk, but it worked out very well. The tires had a lot more grip. And also I changed the rear hub´s to -1 degrees to get more overall steering. After 3 minutes into the final it was a battle between Martin Bayer and me for the lead. A few seconds back were the fight for 3rd place between Hupo, Darren Bloomfield and Daniel Reckwardt. Martin Bayer and I had some really close racing for some laps. In one lap the lead changed a few times. But then I made a mistake and Martin had a 5 seconds lead. I pushed hard to close the gap, it was down to 2.5 seconds and I ran out of fuel a few meters before the pitlane. I lost around 25 seconds. I was still in 2nd place and I drove easy to save the 2nd place. In the end Martin Bayer won, 2nd Jörn Neumann and 3rd Daniel Reckwardt. Hupo had bad luck and broke a servo.”

Jörn finished 2nd with Hupo a disapointing 14th after a very promising qualifying – his electrical break in the final putting him out of the race.

French 8th buggy nationals – round 2, Reims

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:45 pm

Reims played host to the second round of the French 1/8th buggy  national series, a track which is loose clay with very little traction. Renaud Savoya opted out of the neorace to instead concentrate on his French National title hopes as the two races clashed.  A lot of top drivers practiced at the track before the race but Reno wasn’t able to since he now lives in the USA – but he was still very confident in his set-up and overall package.


“Since the first practice run, I felt a great potential in the car, starting with my US track set-up. I missed TQ in round 1 by just 0.06sec! I tried a few things in round 2 but crashed.  In round 3 things came together and I took TQ in the round. I was really confident with the car, as it was fast and consistent. I won my semi without trouble, and lined up 2nd on the grid.”

In the final – Reno had bad luck when after 5 minutes a rock got jammed into his front axle and eventually caused damage which forced a repair in the pits.  After the repair Reno was way down the order but still managed to put in the quickest laps of the A-Main – not enough for a win but that’s racing.

“No luck this time, but I took a lot of pleasure on the track and in the pits.”

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