The first Forza Racing Championship event of the 2018 Season has come and gone, with G2 Laige and F4H Motorsport coming away victorious. It was G2 Laige who took victory in the Individual Race Championship, meanwhile F4H Motorsport bound together to take the win in the Team Race Championship.
Frenchman G2 Laige was elated to take the top step of the podium, winning his first ForzaRC event since the overall title in Season 2. He now has two season titles, and an invitational title under his belt, furthering his dominant position as the winningest player in ForzaRC history. He is also the only player to have more than 1 title to their name, with Alien Motorsport’s RoadRunner winning Season 3, Virtual Drivers by TX3’s Lightning taking the New York Invitational, and Mordor Game Club’s ChicPizza winning the Shanghai ChinaJoy Invitational.
The racing in the Individual Race Championship was very close, with TX3 Lightning and AMS RoadRunner both able to hotly contest the championship. A mistake from Laige in race 3 very nearly cost him the title, but a good set of results elsewhere meant he was able to take victory once again. This victory was also very significant as it was his first time competing after signing for Fernando Alonso’s esports team FA Racing by G2.
Meanwhile F4H Motorsport took victory in their first ForzaRC win. Their team consisted of Venom, Racerz and ForceOne, who were by far the strongest outfit competing. 2 race wins from Racerz and strong results Venom and ForceOne ensured they walked away victors. Being one of the longest standing and most successful Forza teams, it was fantastic to see F4H Motorsport finally take victory at a ForzaRC event.
The team championship was completely new for this event, but it provided some of the best on track racing we’ve ever seen in the ForzaRC. Japspeed Racing, Alien Motorsport, Virtual Drivers by TX3 and F4H Motorsport competed with all 3 of their drivers in 3 different cars each race. The emphasis on team play allowed F4H Motorsport to take the lead, with all of their drivers securing good results. JSR took 2 victories via Rossi, but unfortunate results for Commando and Craviator saw them out of the running. The concept absolutely worked, and the hope is that team championships will continue to play a part of the ForzaRC.
Series 1 of the 2018 ForzaRC Season begins on April 2nd, with the playoffs being held once again in Seattle on June 16th and 17th. Series 2 then starts on July 9th, with the playoffs being held in Mexico City on September 29th and 30th. The Grand Finals of the 2018 ForzaRC Season will held in London, in October.
Isaac is one of our lead writers for FullThrottle, and has a lot of passion for racing games and real-world motorsports. He’s also a competitive online racer in organized league events, and you can expect plenty of coverage from on real-world motorsport, racing games, and eSports.