It seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which is currently in full swing through May 28. Today, we’re excited to share that the Elite finals will take place in France during the most prestigious endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from June 17-18, making it the largest racing esports event ever hosted at Le Mans. To mark this historic occasion bridging real world motorsport and racing esports, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), creator and organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, made an entirely new category for esports competition: the Official Endurance Esports Category. After the esports race, the winner of the ForzaRC finals will accept a trophy on the same 24 Hours of Le Mans podium as the winning Le Mans drivers.
As the most inclusive racing competition in gaming, ForzaRC is an esports program where players of all skill levels compete and hone their skills. We’re thrilled to partner with Porsche and ACO to bring the world of esports to the motorsport community, while sharing our passion for real-world competitive racing with people of all ages.
The Forza franchise, home to over four million active users per month, Porsche, the most successful brand in motorsport with more than 28,000 total race victories including 18 wins at Le Mans, and the ACO, organizer of the world’s most prestigious race, have created an unprecedented racing event that will be making history this June.
Cars & Tracks
The Elite Series finals will feature a mix of car manufacturers. In addition to five cars from the Season 3 presenting sponsor Porsche, the Grand Finals will also feature race cars from previous Le Mans races, as well as production cars inspired by Le Mans competitors. Here’s the cars that will be used in the Le Mans Finals:
· 2012 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0
· 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
· 2011 Porsche #45 Flying Lizard GT3 RSR
· 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60
· 1998 Porsche #26 AG 911 GT1-98
· 2004 Porsche 911 GT3
· 2015 Porsche #19 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid
· 2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
· 2016 Ford #66 Ford GT Le Mans
· 2009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2
· 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid
· 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR
Finalists will be driving these cars on some of the best and most challenging tracks in Forza Motorsport 6, including the Nürburgring GP, Circuit of the Americas, Monza, Catalunya, Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone and of, course, Le Mans (both the Bugatti Circuit and the full track). Look for more details on the format and structure for the Season 3 Finals soon.
Alongside standing on the Le Mans podium to accept their trophy, the winners from the Forza Racing Championship Season 3 will also take home some serious cash. Players will be competing for a total cash prize pool of $100,000 with first place earning $20,000, second place earning $15,000, and third place taking home $10,000.