Forza Racing Championship

ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs Car and Track Combos Revealed

Article By 
Alan Walsh
June 2, 2018
Forza Racing Championship

ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs Car and Track Combos Revealed

Article By 
Alan Walsh
June 2, 2018

The Series 1 Playoffs for the 2018 season of the Forza Racing Championship is fast approaching. The live competition will be the second of four offline events to be hosted this year for Microsoft’s premier racing esports series played on Forza Motorsport 7, following the ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational held in Seattle, Washington last March. The Series 1 Playoffs will also be hosted in Seattle, which is home of Forza Motorsport 7 developer Turn 10 Studios.

Drivers have been competing in a variety of different events throughout the first series in this year’s Forza Racing Championship season, including Rivals Qualifiers, Ghost Races, and Wednesday Showdowns. These races and leaderboards have offered the usual slate of action and surprises that ForzaRC fans come to expect as competitors battled to earn the most amount of Forza Points possible to qualify for the upcoming offline playoffs.

With the Series 1 Playoffs in Seattle only a few short weeks away – taking place the weekend following this year’s E3 expo, esports organizer Gfinity has shared the full list of car and track combos that will be used in the event – including the various fan-voted options. Check out the full list of configurations below, which is sure to lead to some excellent racing come the weekend of June 16th:

  • ‍2017 Aston Martin #7 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 at Le Mans Circuit De La Sarthe Full Circuit
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R at Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit
  • 1991 Mazda #55 Mazda 787B at Sebring Full Circuit
  • 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 or 2016 Audi #17 Rotek Racing TT RS at Road America Full
  • 1979 BMW #6 BMW Motorsport M1 Procar at Suzuka Full Circuit or Circuit De Catalunya Grand Prix Circuit
  • 2018 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid at Nurburgring Full Circuit (Dry or Wet)
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R or 2017 BMW #24 BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
  • 2016 #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans at Nurburgring GP Circuit or Circuit De Spa Francorchamps Full Circuit
  • 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion at Hockenheimring Full Circuit (Dry or Wet)
  • 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-Tron quattro or 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid at Le Mans Circuit De La Sarthe Full Circuit

There will be 50 finalists invited to each of the ForzaRC 2018 Series Playoffs. 48 drivers will be allowed to compete in each event – with an extra two players invited as reserves. The Series 1 Playoffs will see drivers battling it out in Seattle for their share of the $75,000 prize pool, whilst the Series 2 Playoffs will take racers to Mexico City with yet another $75,000 prize pool.

JSR Rossi being interviewed by Forza Racing Championship presenter Shannon McIntosh.

At the end of the two series, the top 24 drivers will be invited to compete in the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 finals in London, England this October for their shot at a $100,000 prize pool. Combined with the Series Playoffs in Seattle and Mexico City, the ForzaRC will reward drivers with $250,000 in total this season. The official prize breakdown for the Series 1 Playoffs can be found on Gfinity's website.

The 2018 ForzaRC season features a global leaderboard with driver rankings using the aforementioned ‘Forza Points’ system. These rankings determine which drivers are invited to compete in offline events, and points are added together based on each driver’s results from the online series events such as the Wednesday Showdown races and Rivals leaderboards, as well as the upcoming offline playoffs and the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 finals.

You can find the full, updated leaderboard over on the official ForzaRC website – which is currently being led by TX3 Hard BR, G2 Laige and TX3 Wesley. Microsoft will host another ForzaRC livestream on Wednesday, June 6th with a recap of Series 1 of the 2018 ForzaRC season so far, as well as “a special team exhibition” featuring the top five teams from the Global ForzaRC Leaderboard, which consists of TX3, JSR, TPR, F4H and AMS.

Remember, the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs from Seattle, Washington will be held on the weekend of June 16-17 and you can tune in to the action over on the official broadcast hub of the Forza Racing Championship. For more on racing esports and Microsoft’s efforts in the scene, be sure to check out our exclusive featurette on where we’re currently at with it, and the future ahead – featuring several player interviews from the 2018 ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational.

Alan Walsh

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.