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November 6, 2013

DEX410v4 – Awesome High-Grip Performance

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 1:29 pm

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Hupo Hönigl Takes Double Podium For Team Durango

Team Durango Pro driver Hupo Hönigl has returned from the 2013 Indoor Dirt Race in Germany with an overall win in 2WD and 4WD Buggy.

The hotly contested annual race meeting, held in Edling, South Germany, attracted 150 of the region’s fastest racers. The title of the meeting was far from a strong indication as to the surface on which the racers did battle, as there was not a bit of dirt in sight. The event organiser, Berhard Bachmann, had created a track that was very high-grip carpet with a collection of challenging carpet covered jumps and obstacles.

Hupo set about racing Team Durango’s recently announced DEX410v4 buggy to an overall  win in the 4WD Buggy class, winning three qualifiers as he set a blistering pace. The DEX410v4 was perfectly suited to the extreme high-grip surface.

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Extreme high-grip track surface at the 2013 Indoor Dirt Race in Germany

Hupo was also the man to watch in 2WD Buggy as he battled the prestigious field of racers to take overall TQ and the win. With the recent trend of extremely high-grip European track surfaces, Hupo was really excited to take this win with his DEX410v4 with the front drive shafts removed, legally being raced as a 2WD vehicle.

Hupo commented that the DEX410v4, run in 2WD configuration, was very good for this exact style of track, when the grip is extremely high and the lay-out extremely tight. This was the first time Hupo had tried this DEX410v4 configuration, and we feel it adds an even wider selection of options for racers who want versatility straight from their 4WD kit box.

We send our congratulations to Hupo for a great double win, and also send our thanks to Benni Gröschel who finished second in 4WD with his DEX410v3.

Check out the recently released images of the car that won both classes here: http://www.team-durango.com/blog/2013/11/04/coming-soon-dex410v4-the-evolution-continues/

Stay close to all the Team Durango action by clicking the ‘Like’ button over on our official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

October 22, 2013

Team Durango – Winning For All Generations

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As the dust settles after an epic start to the world-famous EOS 2013/2014 competition, we thought we would share this really inspirational team photo with you. This was taken by our hard working friends over at http://www.redrc.net/ and shows the Team Durango racers who attended the first round of the European Off-Road Series last weekend.

Team Durango won every class. They also took all three podium spots in 2WD Buggy and 4WD Short Course.

The reason we find this image such an inspiration is that it shows how Team Durango openly embrace all ages of racers when competing at prestigious events. When you consider that the front kneeling row of young European racing stars are all still in full-time schooling, it makes you realise how bright the future of RC really is.

Team Durango promote the rising stars of tomorrow. They will become the future of our sport.

Stay close to all the Team Durango action over on Twitter. Follow @teamdurango now!

Explore how you can use the set-ups that our Pro team racers win with every week. Click here: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

October 21, 2013

EOS Round 1 – Team Durango Win Everything

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Team Durango have returned from the first round of the 2013/2014 EOS competition with eight podium finishes across four racing classes!

2013 2WD European Champion Jörn Neumann was to lead his Team Durango colleagues into battle at the ATA Hobby Show venue in Poznan, Poland. Neumann was looking for his eighth consecutive EOS round win, having finished both 2WD and 4WD Champion in last year’s EOS timetable of race events.

It was to be a dominant opening round for Team Durango, with the following victories forming the basis of two total podium ‘lock-outs’.

2WD Buggy

1ST: Hupo Hönigl – DEX210

2ND: Jörn Neumann – DEX210

3RD: Michal Orlowski – DEX210

4WD Buggy

1ST: Jörn Neumann – DEX410v3

2WD Short Course

1ST: Miko Morgenstern – DESC210R

4WD Short Course

1ST: Jörn Neumann – DESC410v2

2ND: Hupo Hönigl – DESC410v2

3RD: Kaja Nov0tny – DESC410v2

Team Durango offered a formidable display of off-road racing in front of the 40,000 strong show spectators, not only proving once again how versatile their vehicles are at the highest level of competition, but also demonstrating the ability they have to perform as a solid team unit when under pressure. Young stars Michal Orlowski and Kaja Novotny provided awesome performances that far outstrip their age, whilst Hupo and Jörn cemented their powerful hold over European off-road racing.

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Jörn Neumann was to return with his eighth EOS round victory, piloting his DEX410v3 to 1ST in 4WD Buggy

We send our congratulations to our Team Durango colleagues for another collection of world-class performances. EOS round 1 was concluded with the brand who are ‘Serious About Racing’ on the top spot in every class raced.

Get ready for the next round, as we are certain it will provide our Pro team racers with the perfect opportunity to build upon this great series-opening event.

Stay close to all the Team Durango action by visiting us on Facebook. ‘Like’ our official page to become part of the global Team Durango movement: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Explore the products used by our Pro team racers to dominate the opening round of the EOS, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Our sincere thanks to our friends over at http://www.redrc.net for their wonderful event coverage and photographs. Read the full EOS report here: http://eos.redrc.net/

October 1, 2013

World Championship TQ – Three Top Ten Finishes

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Team Durango have returned from the recently staged IFMAR 1/10 Electric World Championship in Chico, California,with an overall 4WD TQ and three top ten finishes.

With a week-long festival of everything buggy based, the fastest racers on the planet were at the Silver Dollar Raceway to battle it out in both 2WD and 4WD off-road race classes. The most prestigious off-road race event in the world was heavily attended by the very best RC manufacturers from across the globe, all eager to show the racing community what they had to offer. Team Durango chose to field seven Pro team drivers, who all race at the very pinnacle of off-road competition each year.

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The IFMAR World Championship has already seen several great Team Durango success stories, with past trips bringing a World Championship win for the DEX410 platform in 2009, and a vice World Championship title for the DEX410v3 in 2011. The 2013 event was to be no exception with Team Durango super star Jörn Neumann returning with an overall TQ in 4WD, to once again prove that the DEX410 buggy is a world-class platform.

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Jörn was joined in the 4WD A main final by his Team Durango colleagues Ryan Lutz and Travis Amezcua, who gave very fast and professional performances during their qualifying rounds and placed sixth and seventh in the world respectively when all the action was concluded. Jörn was to finish fourth in the world with his DEX410 vehicle.

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With amazing support for the whole team from our World Championship Team Manager Chris Doughty, Team Durango are very proud to share the news of their IFMAR campaign, that resulted in three racers placing in the illustrious World Championship top ten in 4WD.

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We send our special thanks to our friends at Neobuggy.net and RedRC.net for their tireless journalistic coverage of the event. Many of their photographs have formed the most colourful and up-to-date documentation of this event we have seen in decades. Well done to you all.

We also send our thanks to all the people who made our team trip to California possible. We salute you all for being ‘Serious About Racing’

Catch the Pro team driver news first over on Twitter – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the products used by Team Durango at the IFMAR World Championships here now: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

September 19, 2013

Ready For Championship Action

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 3:27 pm

Hupo Ready For World Championships

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With the global off-road 1/10 electric buggy racing community focusing on next week’s World Championships in California, what better time to get ‘Serious About Racing’

Team Durango European Pro team star Hupo Hönigl has been working hard on the preparation of both his DEX210 and DEX410v3 vehicles. Hupo is definitely ready to hit the dirt in Chico.

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Hupo is really excited to share these super-exclusive images of his World Championship cars with all our dedicated Team Durango fans. Stay close to all the Team Durango World Championship action here and also over on Twitter. Follow @teamdurango for results and exclusive team news as the battle for world supremacy starts next Monday.

The 2013 IFMAR 1/10 Off-road World Championship is nearly here. Time to get serious.

July 11, 2013

European Championship Coverage – RC Racing TV Gets Serious

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We are delighted to share the exciting news about our recent collaboration with RC Racing TV. Team Durango are very proud to be working in direct partnership with the dedicated team over at www.rcracingtv.net to bring you unrivaled live stream footage of the 2013 European Championship events in 1/8 Nitro Rally X, 1/10 Electric Off-Road and 1/10 Electric Track Touring Car!

Alongside several other world recognised brands from the RC world and beyond, Team Durango will be supporting motorsport legend Mr Nick Daman and his wonderful team of broadcasters to bring you all the action as it happens.

With 1/8 scale Nitro Rally X up first, you will find fast paced action from our very own Pro team drivers Jörn Neumann and Hupo Hönigl as they battle for Euro honors against some of the fastest drivers to grace this exciting race class. Also present, and fighting for a return to the European Championship podiums, is our very own Team Durango UK staff member Chris Doughty.

The stage is set for an awesome event. Be sure to add the following dates to your calender so you can log on and catch every event live!

EFRA – 8th IC Buggy European Championship–Reims–France:-­‐10th to 13th July 2013

EFRA -10th 2WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐15th to 17th Jul y2013

EFRA – 10th 4WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐18th to 20th July 2013

EFRA – 10th Electric Track European Championship–Torres Novas–Portugal:-­‐1st to 4th August 2013

Go live with Team Durango and RC Racing TV now here: http://rcracingtv.net/category/efra/

Follow the Team Durango news as it breaks – Follow @teamdurango over on Twitter

Become friends with our partners at dBoots tyres here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialdBoots

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May 1, 2013

Old School Cool – Our History Includes You

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Our latest Team Durango mini film is a blast from the past. This short collection of Team Durango video footage includes some super exclusive shots of our first DEX210 prototypes back when we first started testing the chassis configuration. You can also marvel at a wonderful Hupo Hönigl slow-motion jump with his DEX410 buggy.

Watch our film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzzVtKYlUEw&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy and stay tuned for more Team Durango action shortly.

Follow us on Twitter to win great prizes – Follow @teamdurango

Learn why we win on all surfaces across the globe week in, week out. Click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Win Signed Pro Team Driver Items Now – Free To Enter Competition

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Here at Team Durango we feel it is about time that we turned up the power! We are always really keen to share our achievements and successes with you all. As we always say, you are the reason we are here.

So, with a view to once again bringing you the most exciting and inspirational opportunities, we present a brand new competition. Free to enter, open to all, and definitely one not to be missed. If you are a fan of Team Durango, then this is a truly unique chance to own the items actually used by of our team racers. Many of these items have been used to race at some of the scenes most prestigious off-road meetings.

Our first super exclusive team driver give-away is a real corker.

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The actual chassis used to TQ the famous Worksop Players event last year - Chris Doughty - Team Durango DEX210

Above is the image of the actual chassis used by our resident European Champion Chris Doughty to TQ the prestigious Worksop Master in the UK last year. Complete with Doughty livery AND signature, this chassis has all the scars and battle wounds of a pro driver ride. Chris is synonymous with high profile race wins,and you can win this chassis to start your collection of Team Durango historical memorabilia. We suggest that this chassis is so rare that you do not enter to win and use this item. If you win then hang it in your pit room, share it with your club mates, and enjoy a wonderful piece of Team Durango history.

This chassis is well worn testimony to just how hard our pro racers drive to become the fastest racers in the world.

To be in with a chance of winning this true one-off item, complete the following sentence and email your answers to support@team-durango.com

“I love Team Durango because………………”

All entries will be added to a very special prize draw, and we will post our favourite messages and testimonials here over the next week for all of you to enjoy. Tell us why the brand that are ‘Serious About Racing’ means so much to you?

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This is the actual chassis you will win, getting air during the famous TQ run at the Worksop Players - Win it now!

Share with the world why we are the race team that make history, every time we touch the track.

Competition entries will be counted and drawn on Friday the 17th of May – Please include your name and postal address with your completed sentence.

We can not wait to read your responses.

Learn more about the world-famous DEX210 buggy, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

Read the race report from Chris Doughty’s famous TQ run. Visit our friends over at oOple.com: http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/worksopplayersheadtohead/

April 25, 2013

Fast Facts – 5 Things That Make Team Durango Powerful

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To continue with our Fast Facts articles, today we take a quick look at the things that we consider make Team Durango powerful. Some may think we are powered by battery cells or nitro fuel, the truth is even more interesting!

  1. Our fans – Without every single one of you we would not be here today. You are one of the most important parts of the global Team Durango phenomenon.
  2. Our racers and pro drivers – We are fueled by the amazing race results that you all achieve. You are the reason we create the products that we offer to the world.
  3. Our staff – The people who are dedicated to continually moving Team Durango forwards, every day. Most of you live RC. It is your lifestyle, not just your job.
  4. The media – Without the on-going love and support that we find from independent websites, blogs, forums and news pages, we wouldn’t reach so many people with the products we create.
  5. The RC community – This means everybody, and some may argue that this has been covered in the other four points? We are refering to the thousands of people all over the world who work tirelessly to make RC racing what it is. Club officials, track owners, hobby store staff, distributors of products, designers, writers, artists, marshals, the list could go on for pages. To all of you, we salute your contributions.

Stay tuned for more Fast Facts soon. Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

Share your love for Team Durango by following us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

Explore the products that you all contribute to, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

April 19, 2013

Off-Road Titans – Team Durango Find Power In Numbers

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Team Durango is powered by people. We are always aware that without the hearts and minds of the people who contribute to our ever expanding global phenomenon, we just wouldn’t exist. From the early years of a one man dream, to the world-wide network of dedicated Team Durango staff and racers, it has always been about the people. It will always remain the same for Team Durango.

Every product we create is conceived, designed, tested and manufactured with our end user in mind. We promote that we never want our attention to detail to cease when our loyal fans invest in their Team Durango product. We want you all to feel part of the team every time you race.

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From the race winning power of our DEX410 4WD buggy platform, to the all inclusive action of our Race Ready RTR vehicles, we strive for a community experience every time we race. It never ceases to amaze us when we discover new and exciting Team Durango fans, each one of you as unique as the cars you create from our precision manufactured platforms.

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The man who planted the seed - His dream has gone global - Mr Gerd Strenge AKA Mr Durango

The Team Durango philosophy is represented by thousands of die-hard racing fans all over the world. We are very grateful for all of your support. Our designers are inspired by you, our racers are excited by your passion, we are all motivated by your love of Team Durango.

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Our goal has always been the same, and will remain so forever. We stay dedicated to the development of fresh ideas. We drive forwards to assist the global racing community in enjoying the highest quality engineered products that money can buy. We continue to build relationships with people who share our passions and help us realise our dreams. Team Durango is fueled by you, or should we say US. One team, world-wide, with thousands of members.

Join the ever expanding list of Team Durango fans by sending a picture of your vehicles to halloffame@team-durango.com are you famous yet?

Follow us over on Twitter to here the news first. Follow @teamdurango

Visit our friends at dBoots tyres for the very finest engineered racing rubber, click here: http://www.dboots.com/

Learn more about the products that we share with the world of RC racing, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

If you have a cool and inspiring Team Durango story to share then get in touch with us now. We are always keen to share your experiences with the world. Send your pictures and words to halloffame@team-durango.com

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