Turn 10 Studios has added a new Rivals event to Forza
Motorsport 7 in anticipation of the return of the Forza Racing
Championship later this month.
The event features the same assists that will be used in the
2018 season of the esports series, which means competitors will have to become
accustomed to racing with nearly all the assists disabled, including the
Suggested Line, ABS, STM, TCS, and the Friction Assist. As for gear shifting, Manual
with Clutch is enforced.
This makes the ‘ForzaRC March Training Grounds’ the toughest
Rivals event to be added yet into Forza Motorsport 7 in terms of assist
restrictions. It also makes this upcoming
season the most demanding of the Forza Racing Championship to date, so
drivers will need all the practise they can get.
That’s where this new ForzaRC-inspired Rivals event comes
into play. Racers will be competing to set the best times in a 2011 Lamborghini
Gallardo on the Catalunya National circuit in Barcelona, Spain. Each lap you do
clocks in at 1.85 miles and takes over a minute to complete.
If you’re looking for some tips and advice on tackling this
specific Rivals event, don’t miss the above video from F4H Racerz. He breaks down the track,
including where you need to brake and the best racing lines you should take so
you can master every little bit of it. There’s always something new you can
learn when racing, and this video is sure to have some advice you didn’t know
beforehand, so check it out and then head to Catalunya for some practise.
The Forza Racing Championship returns with a Pre-Season Invitational
event on March 24th in Seattle, Washington. Featuring 20 drivers battling it
out at the home of Turn 10 Studios, the event paves the way for the 2018
ForzaRC season in which drivers will compete for $250,000 in prizes.
Qualifying for this year’s season commences on April 2nd, and
as part of two different seven-week series, drivers will compete in ranked
events to earn points and climb the leaderboard. It all culminates at a World
Championship final in London, England this October. Sign up today over on the
official website of the Forza
Another Rivals event has also been added to Forza Motorsport
7, and this one is all about Hyundai. You may remember the manufacturer’s
latest cars revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in the United States were
added to Forza Motorsport 7 in a free Car Pack in January, and now fans will be
racing the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo N completely stock at Watkins
Glen for a chance to win “exclusive prizes” as those who set the best times
will have a chance to win a fly-away trip and more.
In addition, those who simply participate in the event will
be rewarded with an exclusive Hyundai Driver Gear suit in the game. Whilst the
Rivals event is open to players worldwide and anybody can earn the free racing
suit, the actual competition prizes themselves are restricted to folks in the
United States. Sorry rest of the world, you’re out of luck for this one!
The track you’ll be competing on is the full Watkins Glen
circuit, which comes in at 3.37 miles in length. Laps will take over 2 minutes
to complete. The ‘Ahead of the Curve’ Rivals event can be found under the
Rivals menu in Forza Motorsport 7, but to compete in the competition for a
chance to win prizes, you’ll need to opt-in and register within the Hyundai
experience in the Community Calendar App on the Xbox One dashboard.
Players have until the end of the month – March 31st – to compete
in the event and register their fastest time. Potential winners will be
contacted via the information linked to their Xbox Live Gamertag. The sweepstakes
tied to this competition will randomly choose players who register and compete in
the event, and prizes include five ‘Forza Motorsport Wheel Bundles for Xbox
One,’ 200 Xbox Game Pass subscriptions in the form of 12-month codes, and 100 $60
Xbox Gift Cards.
The contest prizes, which are all about skill and setting
the best times, will see one winner and a guest fly to the Pirelli World
Challenge in Watkins Glen, New York for five nights with $2,200 awarded in the
form of a cheque. Four additional ‘Forza Motorsport Wheel Bundles for Xbox One’
will also be rewarded to runners-ups, as well as 100 Xbox Game Pass
subscriptions in the form of 12-month codes.
Overall, there’s a lot of prizes to be had from the Hyundai
Rivals event in Forza Motorsport 7, and anyone who participates – regardless of
where you live – will be sent a free Hyundai Driver Gear suit, so be sure to
hit the track and set your best time! For the full rules and terms and conditions,
hit up the official
The first ‘Community Choice Rivals’ event kicked-off in
Forza Motorsport 7 this week. These events are voted for by fans in weekly
polls shared on the official Forza
Motorsport Twitter account. This week, Turn 10 asked voters which car they’d
like to hot-lap around Suzuka, and the runaway winner turned out to be the 1991
You can find this event under the Featured Channel menu
within the Rivals mode in Forza Motorsport 7 – where you can find all the
Rivals events mentioned in this article. The first event of the March Community
Choice Rivals sees players hotlapping the full 3.61 miles of the Suzuka Circuit
in Japan in the 1991 Nissan R91CP, and each lap takes over a minute and a half
to complete. Turn 10 will share a new poll on the official Forza Motorsport Twitter
account on Monday, with a new event to be added each week in the month of
To conclude this in-depth look at the new Rivals events
available this week in Forza Motorsport 7, the current February
Bounty Hunter Rivals events featuring Turn 10 Studio Head Alan Hartman will
officially close on Wednesday, March 7th. Alan will set his final times this
weekend, which gives players a couple of extra days to beat his times before
the events close.
As noted in the latest Forza Motorsport Week
in Review, Alan has set respectable times on both events as of writing – a 1:48.587
in the 2017 Ford GT at Daytona and a 4:03.536 in the 1966 Ford GTLM at Le Mans
Classic. Participating in both events will earn you the 2016 Porsche GT3 RS and
the 1958 MG MGA, whilst the 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R Forza Edition and Jaguar
XJ220 Forza Edition are available for beating his times at Daytona and Le Mans,
Finally, there’s been another VIP-exclusive Rivals event
added to Forza Motorsport 7 this week in the form of ‘Prototype Bliss.’ Drivers
will be putting in the hot laps around the full Road America circuit – 4.05
miles in length – in the classic 1969 Lola T70 race car. It takes over two
minutes to complete a lap on this one, so put in the practise and work your way
towards the top of the global leaderboard.
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