ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational
In advance of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) 2018 season start on April 2, we’re kicking things off with the ForzaRC 2018 Pre-Season Invitational Presented by IMSA on March 24 in Seattle, WA, home of Turn 10 Studios. We’ve invited some of the best drivers and teams in the world to compete and set the stage for a season of exhilarating races. The Pre-Season Invitational will include traditional, Individual competition and, for the first time in ForzaRC history, Team competition. The Pre-Season Invitational will showcase the best drivers in the world and give fans an early look at the drivers to follow in the upcoming ForzaRC 2018 season. Starting Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. PDT, players can tune in to the Pre-season Invitational on our Mixer stream at watch.forzarc.com to catch all of the action live, win awesome in-game rewards and even influence the day’s races through in-stream voting.
In addition to ForzaRC’s all-star lineup of on-air talent, we’re welcoming legendary motorsport broadcaster John Hindhaugh to the desk for the Pre-Season Invitational. Hindhaugh, whose voice is heard throughout the 2018 IMSA season, will join us on the livestream as a guest caster. You’ll also get a view of the #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R GTD and we’ll chat with David Kolkmann, fresh off a run from the 12 Hours of Sebring. Also joining us for the Invitational is Ben Williams, vice president of The Online Racing Association (TORA), one of the premier competitive racing organizations within the Forza Motorsport community.
Meet the Drivers
We’re excited to have 18 of the best drivers in the world joining us for this year’s Pre-Season Invitational. The all-star driver line-up includes representatives from around the world:
|Europe||North America||Oceana||Asia||Latin America|
In addition to several previous ForzaRC champions, the line-up for the 2018 Pre-Season Invitational features drivers who will be instantly familiar to the ForzaRC community. For those who are new to Forza, the Pre-Season Invitational will be a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of the top drivers in the world as they prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the 2018 season, which culminates in the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 in October.
Meet the Teams
Forza Motorsport is home to diverse and highly-skilled teams, many with a rich history of competitive success. While ForzaRC 2018 is focused on Individual competition future seasons will be centered around the growing roster of Forza teams. As a precursor to this and in celebration of our team roster we’ve brought in four of the top Forza teams in the world to compete in ForzaRC’s first ever Team competition. Each team will be represented by three drivers at this year’s competition, and teams will need to find the perfect balance between strategy and on-track skill to succeed.
|F4H Motorsport (F4H)||Alien Motorsport (AMS)||Japspeed Racing (JSR)||Virtual Drivers by TX3 (TX3)|
|Force One||McQueen||Craviator||Hard BR|
The Pre-Season Invitational begins with the individual competition, featuring 12 of the best drivers in the world going head to head on the track. These drivers include:
The drivers will compete in a set of four races, where they will all find themselves behind the wheel of some of the hottest IMSA cars. Individual races will all be spec races – with all drivers competing in the exact same cars, with no tuning or upgrades. At the end of each race the drivers will be awarded points based on the what place they ended in. Those points will be added up at the end of the set and the top 3 drivers will take their place on the podium.
Following the Individual competition, we’ll switch over to the Team competition, a first for ForzaRC. This year’s Team competition will consist of four races, with 3 drivers from each of the four teams representing them on the track. During each race, the teams will have three cars available to choose from, and only one instance of each is allowed per race. Determining which driver is best fit for each car will be a critical element as drivers look to devise a winning strategy. At the end of each race points will be awarded based upon where the driver placed, with all points earned by a team’s respective drivers being combined into their final score for that race. At the end of all four races, each team’s scores will be tallied up and the team with the highest will be deemed the winner, taking their place atop the podium.
Voting & Rewards
Tune in to the Invitational livestream at watch.forzarc.com and you’ll have the chance to directly impact which IMSA cars and tracks are used during the event. Will you choose day or night? Sunshine or rain? The Aston Martin or the Audi? The choice is yours (and the rest of chat) to make!
Getting to choose the conditions for the drivers not enough? Anyone tuning in during the livestream will also have the chance to unlock awesome in-game rewards for both Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3. Just log into your Microsoft account and participate in the in-stream quests to unlock a variety of in-game gear, including the limited edition ForzaRC driver suit and livery for Forza Motorsport 7!
Compete in ForzaRC 2018
Interested in joining the competition in ForzaRC 2018? Just head over to ForzaRC.com to register and start racing when Series 1 of the 2018 season starts on April 2!
To catch every minute of this action-packed event showcasing some of the best driving skills in the world, tune in tomorrow, March 24, at 10 a.m. PDT on watch.forzarc.com.