IndyCar Challenge is now live in Forza Motorsport 7 to coincide with the Indianapolis
500 later this month. This Bounty Hunter event is all about celebrating one of
the greatest racing events in motorsport with not just one, but two Rivals
events that you can start playing today. Both events are being held at the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, with one event on the famous Brickyard oval, and the other on
the Grand Prix course.
Not only will you be racing against the entire Forza community
in the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge, but you’ll also be taking on four real-life
IndyCar drivers. As revealed in the latest Forza Motorsport Week
in Review, 2017 IndyCar Champion and Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden is
returning for this event – marking his first Bounty Hunter appearance since the inaugural
Forza Motorsport 7 Bounty Hunter on Road America last October, which remains
one of the toughest Bounty Hunter events to-date with only a few players managing
to beat his set time.
Newgarden is a 9-time IndyCar race winner and is the current
2018 series points leader. He’s also an ambassador for the Forza franchise, and
has appeared in various
marketing material for the series since 2013’s Forza Motorsport 5 – which
is when IndyCar
first made its appearance in the Forza franchise. Newgarden is also a fan
of the Forza series and has been playing for quite some time, which was made
clear during his last Bounty Hunter performance. I’m sure he’ll be no different
for this one.
Joining Newgarden will be three of his IndyCar competitors –
Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe, and Robert Wickens. Daly is a two-time GP3
winner and currently races with AJ Foyt Racing, Hinchcliffe is a five-time
IndyCar race winner and was 2011’s IndyCar Rookie of the Year, whilst finally, Wickens
is a 2018 IndyCar rookie. He finished fourth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Alabama,
which is his best IndyCar result to-date. Wickens is also a six-time DTM winner.
These four drivers will be competing in both ForzaRC IndyCar
Challenge events throughout the month of May. Make sure to add their Gamertags to
your friends list on Xbox Live so you can follow their progress on the in-game
event leaderboards. Their Gamertags are as follow:
Having the opportunity to compete with real-world IndyCar
drivers is great in itself, but that’s not the only thing being offered from
the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge. In fact, there’s a total of 16 rewards up for
grabs – beating the Bounty Hunter prize record set by the ForzaRC Ladder
Challenge in March by 10!
As usual, there’s two participation rewards in the form of
the 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Forza Edition and the 1980 Subaru Brat GL
Forza Edition. Additional prizes are made available for beating each of the
IndyCar drivers across both events, whilst further rewards can be unlocked by
setting a leaderboard time in the higher percentiles.
Rewards – ForzaRC
IndyCar Brickyard Event
Rewards – ForzaRC
IndyCar Grand Prix Circuit Event
Both ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge events can be located under
the official Forza
Racing Championship channel of Rivals in Forza Motorsport 7. Look out for
their official names; ‘Brickyard: ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge’ and ‘Grand Prix
Circuit: ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge’ to get started. Once you’ve found them, you’ll
then be able to choose whichever IndyCar open-wheel racer you desire in Forza Motorsport
7. They’re all technically the same, besides the livery and team difference, so
you can select the one that stands out to you the most.
The ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge will be live in Forza
Motorsport 7 for the month of May leading up to this year’s Indianapolis 500 on
Sunday, May 27th. Be sure to check out both events for the best chance of
earning the most rewards possible, and for some tips on how to improve your
performance on the track, check out the leaderboard replays from some of the top
drivers in Forza
Motorsport 7. You can access these by navigating to the event leaderboard
for both events, filtering the list by ‘Top Scores,’ and then downloading the
replays of the best drivers.
Likewise, it’s also worth checking out the official replays
of the IndyCar drivers by adding their Gamertags to your friends list on Xbox
Live as noted above. Watching replays from professional Forza drivers can not
only improve your overall skill and knowledge of the car and track combo, but
it can also help with your braking, steering, and racing line – as well as
figuring out the best assists to use for each Rivals event combination. Good luck
to all participants, and we’ll see you at Indianapolis for the ForzaRC IndyCar
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.