November 3, 2014

Team Durango re-focus on local club racing

Team Durango re-focus on local club racing

Following Ryan Lutz’s statement to leave Team Durango in favour of a new challenge Team Durango have announced a change to their strategy for the 2015 season and beyond. Instead of having a team of high-paid pro drivers, such as Ryan Lutz, Team Durango is set to re-focus on club racing which means the company will increase their community support through social media and public RC forums to grant all Team Durango drivers the best possible access to technical knowledge as a way to build a strong base of drivers that competes at local and regional race events. Doing so will not hamper vehicle development as the company will listen to racers and their demands rather than having Pro drivers leading development. Team Durango’s new race team program will be announced in the coming month with the meantime being used to improve parts support to make sure racers can get spares and options when they need them. The destiny of Team Durango’s Pro drivers such as Jörn Neumann remains in the dark for the moment with no official statement about the future their top-of-the-foodchain drivers being available but we understand that the company’s will to “dissolve [their] Pro race team” will also mean they are completely stepping away from paid drivers.


Dear Customer,

It’s the time of year where we review the season and plan for the future, so we would like to share with you our strategy for 2015 and beyond. 2015 will be a massive year for Team Durango; we have several important and exciting product launches on the way.  So it’s more important than ever to make sure we support our racers and our fans. The race scene is changing and that requires a change of strategy to best meet the needs of our hugely valued customers.

Local racers are getting more sophisticated, more knowledgeable, local racing is getting tougher, the thirst for knowledge at this level has never been higher; social media and information sharing between our customers is now the norm. At the same time the big national and international events are often becoming less relevant to our customers.  We all love to watch the Pros battle it out at the big events, but do these one off races help us make a good product for you?  Upon reflection we don’t think so; testing, analysis and hard work do.

With the World Championships behind us, the new season and exciting product ahead, it’s time for Team Durango to re-focus on product development and helping you win at your local track, rather than having paid Pro racers competing for national and International titles.

The following plans will take us all into an exciting future.

We will re-focus on local club racing; we will help you be part of a supportive Team Durango community. This will mean over the next few months we dissolve our Pro race team and replace it with a new race team program that helps support local racing.

We will continue to improve our parts support over the coming months to allow you to get everything you need, exactly when you need it

We will increase our community support through social media and public RC forums to give you access to everything you need, to get the very most from Team Durango products. We will increase the opportunities for you to stay connected with other Team Durango racers, sharing your experiences and learning new skills from like-minded racers.  We will overhaul our local team driver program; expect more news on this soon.

We will release 5 all-new Team Durango cars over the coming months, including our exciting and innovative Patent Pending 1/8 Electric and Nitro Buggy platforms. These exciting vehicles further cement our commitment to a solid future of racing and development for Team Durango.

We will stay committed to creating high-quality, cutting-edge, RC racing products, which always look cool and are always hot on the track.

We will continue to develop all of our cars via ongoing testing and user feedback, as we have always done, but more so. We will maintain a strong line-up of precision racing machines that cater for the most popular RC disciplines.

Source: Team Durango []


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