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April 8, 2013

Hall Of Fame Is Open To All – Fame Awaits Every Team Durango Owner

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Team Durango super star pro driver Hupo Honigl – A full collection of Team Durango vehicles

One of our favourite elements of being a world-class RC manufacturer is that we get the chance to meet such a diverse range of racers and motor sport enthusiasts. These people are the fuel to our creativity. We are inspired by every Team Durango owner and racer we meet, and we are always excited to learn more about the racers who invest in the winning ways of Team Durango.

With the recent launch of our Team Durango Hall Of Fame, we are feeling even closer to the people who have assisted us in building the International RC network that we all know and love. Every owner of a Team Durango product contributes to the on-going development of our precision manufactured and professionally engineered racing vehicles.

Here at TDHQ we wanted to share with you a very important piece of information. The Team Durango Hall Of Fame is open to everybody. It is not about how fast you race, it is not about how full your trophy cabinet is, it is definitely not about how many Team Durango products you have chosen to purchase. The Hall Of Fame is designed to embrace you all. We want the newcomers to sit next to our pro racers, we want the younger racers to be seen in collaboration with the seasoned veterans. No matter if you own one of our highly successful Race Ready RTR vehicles or a fleet of our genre defining pro kits, we want YOU!

So take your chance today!  Become remembered for your part in the rich and exciting history of the brand who is ‘Serious About Racing’ by sending us your name, place of origin and a nice photograph of your Team Durango vehicles to halloffame@team-durango.com

Everybody who supports our brand is considered part of our history, are you famous yet?

Stay tuned for more Team Durango action by following us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

Learn why thousands have already joined the fastest growing RC movement in the world, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

April 5, 2013

Share Your Passion For RC With Team Durango – Racers Speak Out

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Ben Cosgrove carries our philosophy across the scene every weekend

During the last few months over at TDHQ we have been extremely fortunate to have some great opportunities to learn more about the legions of racers who choose to use Team Durango products. By sharing our knowledge and experience, we all become wiser. This philosophy has contributed to many of the recent additions to our regular product and team driver news articles. We wanted to show our gratitude and respect to the racers who take our products and do with them what we always intend, race fast. As part of our new news and product information media, we recently launched the Team Durango Hall Of Fame. The perfect chance for every owner of a Team Durango product to be recognised and immortalised for their dedication and support.

As we sort through the hundreds of entries we have received, it has become very clear that many of the folks who have already submitted their Team Durango vehicle pictures and details have a little more to say about what we do than we first anticipated! Some of you have shared personal stories about how RC racing has changed your life, whilst others take the opportunity to share their great successes from using Team Durango products. The one thing that shines through from every communication we receive is simple, passion. You all share our passion here at Team Durango, our passion for precision engineering, our passion for high speed competition, our passion for positive community spirit and sharing knowledge.

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Orlowski and his Team Durango Poland colleagues - We believe in supporting RC at all levels

We thought that this would be the perfect time to offer you all an opportunity to read some of the wonderful messages we have received lately. They are the strongest fuel for positive development. Here at Team Durango we are ‘Serious About Racing’ and the words of the following loyal fans make us realise you all share this mantra. Enjoy.

“My racing is the reason I work so hard every week. It keeps me focused and gives me a sense of satisfaction every time I go. My friends think I’m crazy!, they just don’t get it the way we do” Zed Humphries – Newport – Wales

“Team Durango cars are cool” Elias Rhode – ​Ottenhain – Germany

“I have been using Team Durango products for years and own several of the earlier version cars. You just can’t beat the quality and design, you guys rock” Matthew Plant – Lincolnshire – United Kingdom

“Keep up the great work” Steve Hagino – Illinois – USA

“I say Team Durango are the best because it never seems long before another Team Durango car is winning” Adriana Faus – Mount Vicars – Porta Valucia

“I see one car that makes me smile every time I watch it win, the DEX410v3 is awesome” Darius Raldruiga – Velencia – Spain

“RC is a constant in my life. Whatever is going on, I am always working towards my racing. I love Team Durango, keep giving us what we love guys!” – Terry Larner – Portsmouth – United Kingdom

Our thanks go to you all for your support.

If you are yet to emter the Team Durango Hall Of Fame then send us your name, place of origin and a photo of your Team Durango vehicles, become part of our history. Send entries to halloffame@team-durango.com

To learn how Team Durango products can see you closer to the podium at your next race, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

RTR Pro Driver Signed Kit Competition – 3 Lucky Winners Announced

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Our recent pro driver signed kit competition has received a large amount of interest since the launch a few weeks ago. We have been really blown away by the wonderful messages and good wishes we have received from our loyal fans all over the world. Well the time is here folks! We have selected three very lucky winners from the hundreds of competition entries we received, each one of which will receive a hand signed Team Durango Race Ready kit from our range of precision manufactured RTR vehicles. Our pro team drivers are very excited to see who will be the lucky racers that get to own a piece of Team Durango history.

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Team Durango pro drivers with the exact kits that are about to be shipped out!

After a real nail biting draw of our three winners, we are really happy to announce that we have our winners confirmed! We printed out every single entrant and then drew our three lucky racers from a very special Team Durango RTR ‘hat’.

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European Champion & Team Durango UK off-road legend Chris Doughty gets his hand in the draw

We are proud to announce that the following lucky racers are now the proud owners of one of our pro driver signed Race Ready RTR kits:

The winner of the DEX210 Race Ready RTR kit – Paul Jones from Tyne & Wear in the United Kingdom

The winner of the DEST210 Race Ready RTR kit – Steve Hagino from Naperville, IL, in the USA

The winner of the DESC210 Race Ready RTR kit – Patrick Mathevon from Salindres in France

Congratulations to our three winners, your pro driver signed RTR kits are on the way! Our very warmest wishes go out to all of our fans who took the time to enter this truly unique competition. We are always humbled to receive so many entries and we are very excited to share that we will be launching another very exclusive Team Durango competition shortly.

Stay tuned here and also over on Twitter by searching for, and then following @teamdurango

To learn more about our Race Ready RTR vehicle range, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

 

April 4, 2013

Team Durango Finland Storm Finnish SC Wintercup – Clean Sweep In Both Classes

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 10:27 am
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Finnish Short Course success for DESC210 and DESC410v2

Team Durango are really excited to share the wonderful news of our recent success in Finland. The Finnish SC Wintercup last round in Turka was heavily attended, with many racers opting to run the Short Course class as their third race platform during this hotly contested meeting. Team Durango racers were prepared for battle with both the DESC210 and DESC410 platforms.

Both Team Durango vehicles returned with great results, dominating their respective classes in the hands of local Finnish stars Markku Honkanen, Max Mört, Mikko Laitinen, Niklas Holmberg and Max Söderlund. With podium positions secured across both classes, one glance at the finishing results will provide a clear picture of how comfortable the Team Durango vehicles were on the Turka track.

SC Wintercup Overall Results:

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1st Markku Honkanen – Team Durango DESC210

2nd Max Mört – Team Durango DESC210

3rd Mikko Laitinen – Team Durango DESC210

4WD

1st Niklas Holmberg – Team Durango DESC410

2nd Max Söderlund – Team Durango DESC410

We congratulate our Team Durango colleagues in Finland for a solid collection of Short Course race results. Team Durango continue to enjoy race winning success all over the globe in every off-road class we compete in, we are very excited about the upcoming 2013 International campaign.

To learn more about the race winning DESC210 platform, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc210r/

To get closer to a podium finish in 4WD Short Course, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc410v2/

 

April 3, 2013

Team Durango Hall Of Fame – Are You Famous Yet?

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Raymond Kerr - DEX410v3 - Paying homage to our very own Hupo Honigl

Here at TDHQ we continue to smile every time we receive an image of your lovingly created Team Durango vehicles as an entry to our new Hall Of Fame. We thought this was a great opportunity to firstly thank the hundreds of loyal fans and global supporters who have submitted images and details so far. It really is amazing to see the diverse range of Team Durango vehicles that grace the race tracks across the world every week.

Secondly, we thought it would be good to also share the news that we now have a dedicated email address for all Hall Of Fame entries. Send some images of your Team Durango race vehicles, your name and place of origin to halloffame@team-durango.com to be added to our ever increasing list.

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Raymond has really captured the super star look with his rendition of Hupo's famous race livery - Nice!

So, the question we just love to ask….Are you famous yet?

Stay in touch with more Team Durango news and precision engineered products over at TDTV, click here: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Follow us on Twitter for a chance to win some truly unique Team Durango prizes very soon. Search for and follow @teamdurango

Like us on Facebook for the chance to meet our pro team drivers at a track near you this year.

 

Team Durango Visit The First Round Of The RCMAG Cup Brushless Tour

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Stuart @ 1:06 pm

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Team Durango France off-road star Gilles Bennardo has returned from Sucy en Brie after the first round of the RCMAG Cup Brushless Tour. Gilles and Team Durango race colleague Jéremy Despaux were racing the class-changing DEX408 buggy platform, this being their first outing with their newly built cars. Both drivers reported that although the competition was staunch in this high profile off-road race meeting, both cars performed extremely well under the freezing cold track conditions.

Gilles has reprted that both racers spent a considerable amount of time testing different shock set-ups and found the Team Durango Big Bore shock units perfect for the precision alterations that they needed during this closely fought race meeting.

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The RCMAG Cup is a very well known off-road racing series in France and Belgium, with many of the scenes top racers attending for the mixed surface racing action. With the second round of this very popular series to be held In June in Viglain, we look forward to seeing how our friends from France settle into the winning ways of the Team Durango DEX408.

The Team Durango International racer network continues to grow as the world of off-road RC racing plays host to many Team Durango wins across multiple classes and track surface types.

To learn more about why the DEX408 is the most revered 8th scale electric buggy platform, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408/

Join the International Team Durango movement by following @teamdurango on Twitter now.

Pro Driver Signed Kit Competition – Hundreds Of Fans Enter So Far

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Grab your chance to own a Team Durango pro driver signed kit

With three days remaining in our global Team Durango Race Ready RTR give-away competition, we thought this a perfect time to give you all an update. We are very happy to share the news that we have had hundreds of dedicated Team Durango fans enter this truly unique competition so far!

If you are yet to enter, and would like the chance to own one of three exclusive pro driver signed RTR kits, click the following link before Friday the 5th of April to be in with a chance: http://www.team-durango.com/blog/2013/03/21/team-durango-pro-driver-signed-kits-win-one-now/

Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’, and we continue to support RC motor sport at all levels with exciting and unique racer-based opportunities. You have got to be in it to win it folks!

Own a slice of Team Durango history now.

Team Durango Dominate Every Class At The Final Round Of The Lestr Cup Indoor Series

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Team Durango win every class - Kaja Novotny is 'Serious About Racing'

The prestigious Lestr Cup near Prague has concluded with a complete clean sweep for Team Durango. Team super star Kaja Novotny won every class he raced, and found himself catapulted to instant off-road fame with a truly epic display of talented RC racing.

Kaja had already secured both 2WD and 4WD buggy series titles prior to this fast paced last round. This put him safely in first position in both classes regardless of the results he achieved during the final meeting. This situation only added to the amazing focus that Kaja has when it comes to winning with his Team Durango vehicles. He returned with the following results to complete his total domination of the series final.

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1ST Kaja Novotny – TQ – Team Durango  DEX210

4WD Buggy

1ST Kaja Novotny – TQ – Team Durango  DEX410v3

Short Course Truck

1st Kaja Novotny – TQ – Team Durango DESC410R

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1ST Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX408

With such a formidable set of results it is clear that Kaja found his Team Durango vehicles perfect for the carpet track surface.

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Kaja with the spoils of his wonderful performance and Team Durango young star Elias Rhode of Germany

Kaja was kind enough to share these very inspirational words with us in the wake of his triumphant multi-class victory:

“Thanks a lot to Team Durango, to all my sponsors and to my parents for such great support, without which it would be impossible to race at this high level for me.  I appreciate it very much, as I know how difficult it is for manufacturers during this problematic economic situation across the world” – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango

Kaja is supported by his dedicated and knowledgeable father Karel Novotny, who is very proud of his achievements both on the race track and beyond. Team Durango would like to congratulate Kaja for his very strong start to the 2013 Team Durango International racing campaign.

Precision engineering combined with a rich racing heritage continues to bring Team Durango global success at all levels of competition. Are you ‘Serious About Racing’?

To learn more about the vehicles that Kaja uses to win every week, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

To join Kaja in the Team Durango Hall Of Fame, email us at halloffame@team-durango.com

Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

April 2, 2013

Team Durango Enjoy Support From Young Racers World-Wide

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 10:55 am
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Tobias Trauschke - DEX410v3

Here at Team Durango we are always very keen to show our support and appreciation of the younger contingent of off-road racers who are ‘Serious About Racing’. Tobias Trauschke from Germany has recently sent us some really lovely studio-quality photos of his DEX410v3 buggy. Tobias is currently 17 years old and has been racing since he was 13.

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We are always excited to see the world famous DEX410v3 looking so good

The wonderful thing about Tobias entering the Team Durango Hall Of Fame with these images is that it also shows his dedication and skills with photography, as well as his commitment to his Team Durango vehicle.

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Tobias Trauschke is now famous forever!. He is 'Serious About Racing'

We continue to support the younger legions of Team Durango racers as we look forward to a very bright future for the world of off-road RC racing. Dedication, hard work and the ability to learn from your peers and racing colleagues will always provide you with a better understanding of what it takes to win. Choosing a Team Durango vehicle will always put you closer to the winners circle, no matter your age or level of experience. Team Durango understand that the young race fans of today will be our future race stars.

Stay tuned for more Team Durango Hall Of Fame entries as we continue to create the biggest list of racers ever compiled.

Follow us on Twitter for daily updates and team tips. Search and follow @teamdurango

Get your hands on the world-winning DEX410v3 by clicking here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

March 29, 2013

Team Durango – Cool Facts That You May Not Know About The Brand Who Is ‘Serious About Racing’

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 1:00 pm

Cool facts that you may not know about Team Durango

  • Every product we produce is designed by racers, without exception.
  • We have over 100 year’s RC racing experience within our team.
  • Our name is also the Spanish word for a town on the water.
  • Our managing director is an ex European Pro 10 Champion.
  • Our UK Team Manager is an ex Junior National ATV Champion.
  • Our heritage includes very close links with Germany.
  • Our design team can communicate in seven world languages.
  • We also design and distribute our own brand of high quality RC race tyres called dBoots.
  • Our 2WD 10th scale pro buggy, the DEX210, has 33 basic geometry and gearbox settings straight out of the box.
  • Our competition 4WD 10th scale buggy, the DEX410V3, is often used as a testing platform by drivers from other manufacturers.
  • Our pro team driver Jörn Neumann is the only European to ever win the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions in the USA.
  • Our research and development team is led by a 10th scale European off-road champion.
  • Our team comprises racers from seven globally recognised racing classes.
  • Our Race Ready RTR vehicles offer the exactly the same Hybrid Technology multi-purpose gearbox as our pro kits.
  • Our world famous DEX410 platform comprises precision manufactured carbon, aluminium and composite materials all in one kit configuration.
  • The DEX210 is the only 2WD 10th scale buggy that allows for eight different gearbox and motor plate configurations, all from supplied kit parts.
  • Our 10th scale 4WD Short Course truck, the DESC410, is supplied as standard with super-durable Team Durango gear diffs.
  • Our Sales Manager was involved in the development of the first Formula 1 computer powered training simulator.
  • Our company is young at heart and we believe in progress through precision design and engineering.
  • Our products are universally designed by motor sport engineers and qualified CAD concept artists.
  • We support the younger members of the racing community by sponsoring Team Durango’s Polish team. Their combined age is a mere 24 years old!
  • We are often lucky enough to have the company of a very nice dog named Sam, TD resident ‘office dog’.
  • Many of our staff are regularly involved in high level mountain bike competition.
  • Our sales and marketing executive has also written several fantasy fiction novels.
  • We enjoy playing racket ball sports throughout the year.
  • We love racing competition at every level and often get involved in fantasy Formula 1 leagues.
  • We design every product from a racers point of view.
  • Our sales and marketing staff are fans of spicy sauces and have a large collection to hand every day.
  • We promote the sharing of quality information and collectively believe in young racers getting closer to the action for valuable learning experiences.
  • Our recently launched Team Durango Hall Of Fame will allow you all a chance to me remembered for your part of the Team Durango story so far.

Stay tuned over at Twitter by searching for and following @teamdurango

Get more information about the precision engineered racing products produced by Team Durango, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

 

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