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October 28, 2014

DEX210v2 & DEX410v4 Podiums – EOS 2014 Round 1


Team Durango racers have returned from the first round of the 2014/15 EOS season in Poland with multi-class podium places.

The fast-paced first round of a series that has previously provided excellent results for Jörn Neumann and his DEX210v2, DEX410v4 and DESC410, was to prove a solid success for all three race machines.

Jörn was pleased to conclude his weekend by taking second overall in both 4WD and 2WD classes, also winning the Short Course class to add to his great performance. Young Polish rising star, Michal Orlowski, was also able to secure top ten finishes for his DEX210v2 and DEX410v4, fifth and ninth place respectively against a experienced field of racers.


We send congratulations to both Jörn and Michal for solid performances. The DEX210v2, DEX410v4 and DESC410 continue to show consistent pace on a wide variety of track surfaces.

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October 22, 2014

Team Durango New Zealand Clean Sweep


 Shane O’Connor Takes Multiple First Place Finishes 

Team Durango New Zealand, headed by off-road racing star Shane O’Connor, have returned from the week-long North Island Championship with a total of 10 Podium finishes and four overall TQs.

This strong Team Durango clean sweep was made possible by Shane himself winning five classes of the six that were raced at the 130 strong event.

Team Durango Wins

1/8 E Truggy – DEX408T – 1st place Shane O’Connor

2WD Stadium Truck – DEST210R – 1st place Shane O’Connor

2WD Short Course – DESC210R – 1st place Shane O’Connor –  3RD place Mitchel Voice also running the DESC210R

4WD Short Course – DESC410R – 1st place Shane O’Connor

4WD Buggy Mod – DEX410 V4 – 1st place Shane O’Connor –  2ND place  Gavin Davidson also running the DEX410 V4

Team Durango TQ Honours

1/8 E Truggy – DEX408T – Overall TQ – Shane O’Connor

2WD Stadium Truck – DEST210R – Overall TQ – Shane O’Connor

2WD Short Course – DESC210R – Overall TQ – Mitchel Voice

4WD Short Course – DESC410R – Overall TQ – Anton Hubers


Team Durango New Zealnd – All smiles for the guys after a solid performance

The above results were added to by all three podium places in both 2WD and 4WD Short Course being taken by Team Durango vehicles. 2WD Mod Buggy also saw a Team Durango podium finish, with the DEX210v2 taking second overall.

With a strong set of results for Shane being further substantiated by a flurry of other drivers bringing home trophies for Team Durango, the 2014 North Island Championship was a very pleasing event for the team.

Congratulations go to Shane and his team for an awesome display of multi-class off-road racing.

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DEX210v2 & DEX410v4 – Multiple Podiums – Benek Cup


Young Czech Stars Take Multiple Podiums

Czech Team Durango race star, Kaja Novotny, has recently traveled to the Berek Cup in Poland, returning with a double podium finish for Team Durango, which included a first place overall for his DEX210v2.

Kaja and his Team Durango colleague Pawal had taken an eight hour journey to race at this event, meaning they were both keen to make the meeting count. Kaja was happy to secure early TQ runs in 2WD, going on to win the ‘A’ Main final. Pawal was happy to take third place in 2WD, also racing his DEX210v2 to the podium finish.

In the 4WD class Kaja was again battling for winners honours, racing hard to take the ‘A’ Main win with his DEX410v4. Pawal was very pleased to post the fastest lap of the day in 4WD with his DEX410v4, concluding a very strong performance from the young Czech team.

The long trip across the boarder was clearly worthwhile for our Czech racers. We send huge thanks to Kaja and Pawal for their solid dedication. We also send big thanks to Kaja’s father, Karel, for making this journey possible.

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DNX8 & DNX408T – Double Victory at Byron Fuels Challenge

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Double Nitro Victory For Lutz

Ryan Lutz has concluded the 2014 Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge by taking the first place overall finish in both nitro Buggy and Truggy.

Ryan was very happy to pilot his DNX8 Buggy to the win, also taking an early TQ run in the first round of qualifying in both classes. The Hobbytown Hobbyplex facility presented the field with an awesome track surface, guaranteeing some exciting action.

With the competition battling for supremacy, Ryan stayed cool under pressure from Cody King to push to a double Win for Team Durango.


We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Ryan for a great performance. The DNX8 prototype continues to perform very well during the final stages of race pace testing.

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October 15, 2014

DEX408v2 Podium Finish – Czech 1/8 Nationals


Novotny Closes National Season With Podium

Czech Team Durango off-road star, Kaja Novotny, has returned from the final round of the Czech National 1/8 Buggy series with a second place finish for his DEX408v2.

Five qualifying rounds were raced to decide the ‘A’ Main grid for the finals. Kaja won the first two races, took a second overall in race three and then backed up his strong start with a second and fourth in the final two qualifiers. Kaja raced hard against rival Czech racer Martin Bayer to take second overall at this prestigious event. This gave Kaja the second place season finish and a great performance for 2014.

Kaja was keen to comment that his DEX408v2 performed perfectly, with only minor adjustments required during the intense race schedule.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to young Kaja and as always, to his father Karel for his awesome support.

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September 30, 2014

2014 IFMAR Nitro World Championships – DNX8


 DNX8 Prototype – Top Ten Qualifying Positions and fourth for ‘A’ Mains

Our Pro team returned from the 2014 IFMAR World Championships in Sicily with a solid final pace-test for the DNX8 Buggy platform.

Armed with limited pre-production parts, the team secured several top ten qualifying places, with Neumann and Lutz taking a sixth and eighth respectively during the second round.


Neumann putting the DNX8 Prototype through a Worlds pace-test 

Having qualified directly for the semi-final, Ryan secured fourth on the ‘A’ Main grid. Ryan finished 12th overall with his DNX8 Prototype, holding third place during the finals for a period of time.

We send our congratulations to the team for a successful IFMAR World Championship week, and share our building excitement for the soon to be launched DNX8 1/8 Nitro Buggy.

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September 29, 2014

DEX410v4 Podium Finish – Petit Race – Nuno Roque

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Nuno Races To Podium Finish – DEX410v4 

 Team Durango Portugal super star, Nuno Roque, has recently returned from the latest Petit Race clash with a solid podium finish for his DEX410v4.

Nuno battled the fast paced field of experienced racers, that also included several manufacturers drivers from the UK, who travel with the series for each round. After a close battle during the qualifying rounds, Nuno was very happy to pilot his DEX410v4 to an overall second place finish, taking another prestigious podium position for the 4WD Buggy that wins all over the world.

Nuno also added a fourth overall in 2WD Buggy with his DEX210v2 to complete a great weekend of racing for the Portuguese star.


We send our congratulations to Nuno for another excellent result and thank him for his continued support and hard work throughout the 2014 racing season.

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September 22, 2014

DEX408v2 UK Vets Podium – Jason Ametrine


DEX408v2 Takes Vets Podium

The DEX408v2 has raced to a third overall podium place at the final round of the 2014 TMSC in the hands of Jason Ametrine.

Jason was competing in the veterans class with his Team Durango 1/8 Electric Buggy. He was really happy to conclude a hotly contested weekend of racing with his great podium finish for Team Durango.

Stay tuned very soon for more exciting Team Tech Tips videos from Jason, who is keen to share his findings, both on the track and off, with 1/10 and 1/8 scale Team Durango race kits.

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DETC410 – Team Tips & Advanced Build Guides


Get Closer To The Touring Car Technology

We are very excited to announce a new series of technical articles that will share in-depth set-up and build tips from the Team Durango Touring Car race team.

With the DETC410 already finding great success in the hands of club racers and Touring Car experts alike, we thought it was the perfect time to share some exciting tricks and tips to help you all get even more from your kit.

You will be treated to detailed pointers from Team Durango star racers Elliott Harper, Travis Amezcua, Ben Cosgrove and newly appointed UK team driver, Andy Murray.


This new series kicks off later this week, with Andy Murray taking us through an interesting DETC410 build tips guide, helping you get your kit looking and driving just like a Pro.

Stay tuned here for more information very soon.

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September 10, 2014

Team Tech Tips – DEX210v2 – Type B Gearbox Camber Position Adjustments


Tune your car for maximum performance

UK Team Durango driver, Jason Ametrine, returns with another useful Team Tech Tips video.

In this new episode, Jason guides you through how the DEX210v2 Gearbox allows for quick adjustments to your inner rear Camber Link positions, for fast and easy track specific tuning.

The DEX210v2 won the 2014 EFRA European 2WD Off-Road Championships, in the hands of Pro racer Jörn Neumann. Now you can access the exact adjustability options used by Jörn to beat the fastest racers in Europe.

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