In advance of the 2018 season of the Forza Racing
Championship, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios will host a Pre-Season Invitational on March 24th in Seattle, Washington. Microsoft has invited some of the best drivers and teams in the world of Forza Motorsport to compete and set the stage for a season of exhilarating races.
Featuring both Individual and Team races, this 2018 ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational promises to showcase some of the best driving skills in the world on the award-winning Forza
Motorsport 7, whilst giving fans an early look at some of the drivers who will undoubtedly be climbing the leaderboards in the ForzaRC 2018
Season when it begins this April.
The 2018 ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational will feature 19 drivers that have been handpicked by Turn 10 and Gfinity to compete at the event with 10 drivers in the Individual Race events and four teams compromised of 12 drivers total battling it out in the Team Races. Viewers will have the chance to cast their votes on the car and track combinations used in races, as well as the weather effects deployed.
The four teams invited to compete in the 2018 ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational include F4H Motorsport,
Alien Motorsport, Japspeed Racing, and Virtual Drivers by TX3.
Drivers include popular names such as F4H ForceOne, F4H Racerz, F4H Venom, JSR Commando, JSR Rossi, JSR Craviator, AMS McQueen, AMS RoadRunner, TX3 Lightning, and THR Ne, as well as Laige, bbb0x, Chriz, and Harmonic – who are all independent drivers. Chinese drivers ChicPizza and Hydr0gen from MGC have also been invited.
The Individual Races are all inspired by IMSA, with the race combinations featuring the Mazda B12 MLP2 on Virginia International Raceway, the Ford GTLM on Road Atlanta, the Lamborghini Veneno on Sebring, the Cadillac ATS-V on Daytona, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 on Road America, and the Audi #4 Quattro IMSA GTO on Laguna Seca.
Meanwhile, the Team Races will feature the above combinations based on the Car Divisions included in Forza Motorsport 7. Each team member can only choose one of the three cars featured and these span Forza GT, Sport GT, Forza P2, and Sport Luxury cars across Road America, Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca, Sebring, and Virginia International Raceway. You can find all the combinations above, which will be voted on by the Forza community watching the official livestream.
Live from Seattle, Washington at a new purpose-built studio, the 2018 ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational takes place at the home of Turn 10 Studios with IMSA as the lead partner and Bubba Burger, Playseat, Plantronics, and Michelin as sponsors. The event will be broadcasted at 10am PST (1pm EST, 5pm GMT) on Saturday, March 24th on the official ForzaRC Mixer channel, so be sure to tune in and catch the racing action live.
In addition to the line-up of ForzaRC talent, the livestream will also welcome motorsport broadcaster John Hindhaugh to the desk for the Pre-Season Invitational. His voice has been heard throughout the 2018 IMSA season, and he will be joining the show as a guest caster. Fans will also have a view of the #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R GTD.
The ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational livestream also features an interview with David Kolkmann, fresh off a run from the 12 Hours of Sebring. Ben Williams, vice president of The Online Racing Association will also be at the Invitational. TORA is, one of the most respected, popular, and premier competitive racing organizations within the Forza Motorsport community, and their events feature some of the fastest and most skilled players in the game.
Anyone who tunes into the ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational livestream will also have the chance to unlock 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 Gear suit and livery for Forza Motorsport 7!
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