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    Tutto pronto per la Forza Le Mans 24 Ore virtuale

    E' ormai vicino l'evento della 24 Hours of Le Mans esports - Forza Racing Championship, in pratica la versione virtuale della 24 Ore di Le Mans che si disputerà il 17/18 giugno, in parallelo con la 24 ore reale, nell'ambito del torneo Forza Racing Championship con Forza Motorsport 6 e con un montepremi di ben 100mila dollari. I simdriver saranno addirittura premiati sullo stesso mitico podio dei piloti reali !

    It seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which is currently in full swing through May 28. Today, we’re excited to share that the Elite finals will take place in France during the most prestigious endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from June 17-18, making it the largest racing esports event ever hosted at Le Mans. To mark this historic occasion bridging real world motorsport and racing esports, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), creator and organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, made an entirely new category for esports competition: the Official Endurance Esports Category. After the esports race, the winner of the ForzaRC finals will accept a trophy on the same 24 Hours of Le Mans podium as the winning Le Mans drivers.

    As the most inclusive racing competition in gaming, ForzaRC is an esports program where players of all skill levels compete and hone their skills. We’re thrilled to partner with Porsche and ACO to bring the world of esports to the motorsport community, while sharing our passion for real-world competitive racing with people of all ages.

    The Forza franchise, home to over four million active users per month, Porsche, the most successful brand in motorsport with more than 28,000 total race victories including 18 wins at Le Mans, and the ACO, organizer of the world’s most prestigious race, have created an unprecedented racing event that will be making history this June.

    Cars & Tracks

    The Elite Series finals will feature a mix of car manufacturers. In addition to five cars from the Season 3 presenting sponsor Porsche, the Grand Finals will also feature race cars from previous Le Mans races, as well as production cars inspired by Le Mans competitors. Here’s the cars that will be used in the Le Mans Finals:

    · 2012 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0
    · 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

    · 2011 Porsche #45 Flying Lizard GT3 RSR
    · 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60
    · 1998 Porsche #26 AG 911 GT1-98
    · 2004 Porsche 911 GT3
    · 2015 Porsche #19 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid
    · 2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
    · 2016 Ford #66 Ford GT Le Mans
    · 2009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2
    · 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid
    · 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR

    Finalists will be driving these cars on some of the best and most challenging tracks in Forza Motorsport 6, including the Nürburgring GP, Circuit of the Americas, Monza, Catalunya, Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone and of, course, Le Mans (both the Bugatti Circuit and the full track). Look for more details on the format and structure for the Season 3 Finals soon.

    Prizes

    Alongside standing on the Le Mans podium to accept their trophy, the winners from the Forza Racing Championship Season 3 will also take home some serious cash. Players will be competing for a total cash prize pool of $100,000 with first place earning $20,000, second place earning $15,000, and third place taking home $10,000.

    When virtual racing comes to the 24 Hours of Le Mans... Experience the #Forza Racing Championship Elite final right here at the 24 Hours Circuit!

    24 Hours of Le Mans esports - The Forza Racing Championship

    The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and Microsoft are delighted to announce the 24 Hours of Le Mans esports event, with the Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup Elite finals to be held on 17 and 18 June alongside the iconic endurance race. To mark this unique partnership, bringing together real-world motorsport and esports, ACO has created an Official Endurance esports Category. The winners of the Forza RC finals will be handed their trophy on the same 24 Hours of Le Mans podium as the victors of the French twice-round-the-clock classic. This partnership signals ACO’s firm intention to use the realm of video gaming to promote motorsports and endurance on the international stage and reach out to new audiences keen on virtual racing and real-life competition.

    24 Hours of Le Mans esports - The Forza Racing Championship

    Innovation is a key concept at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the worlds of motor racing and video games have always been closely linked. For several years now, ACO has been exploring the latest virtual reality technologies and esports to attract a growing number of connected fans and digital natives to motorsport. One highly visible element of this strategy was the Virtual Room in the 2016 Le Mans Race Village – a unique experience offering the very best of virtual reality and gaming.

    This year, ACO is going one step further as it introduces the 24 Hours of Le Mans esports with Forza Motorsport 6’’ and the Elite final of ForzaRC Season 3: The Porsche Cup (an international online championship featuring Microsoft’s flagship racing franchise). Over a hundred gamers will be present in the Race Village at Le Mans to take part in this unprecedented event.

    ForzaRC is the benchmark online esports championship played all over the world. The gamers hone their racing skills as they go through the various stages. The championship’s very best players will drive some of the most iconic cars to have raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans around the various circuits of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), with the final on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe. 

    For Pierre Fillon, President of Automobile Club de l’Ouest, “There are close ties between the realms of motorsport and video gaming. The Forza franchise games are incredibly realistic and give players a chance to see what it’s like to drive a top-flight racing car, but they are also used by professional drivers as a means of getting to know the circuits! Automobile Club de l’Ouest is very excited about hosting the final of the third season of Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup. It is an extraordinary opportunity to bring together the world’s best gamers and drivers to share their passion for motor racing.”

    ACO, organiser of the world’s most prestigious endurance race, the Forza franchise, home to the world’s largest gaming community with over four million active users per month, and Porsche, the most successful marque in the history of the 24 Hours with 18 Le Mans wins, all share one thing: a passion for high-level competition. Together they have created a brand new racing event set to make history this June.


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