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#1 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 1:20:36 PM(UTC)

"While we don’t anticipate changing the rules again this season, we are always listening to ForzaRC participants, and we encourage players to get in touch with us on Twitter (@ForzaRC) or on the forums and let us know what you think."^
Elite series rules/event update: May 19
Elite series format change: May 7

Register: https://forzarc.gfinity.net/ - registration required, rules, handbook, schedule, prizes
Official site: www.forzaracingchampionship.com - news, schedule, leaderboards, videos, sponsors

FM.net: May 19th Announcement of Porsche Cup at 24H of Le Mans
FM.net: April 12th Announcement of Season 3 and NYC Invitational
FM.net: Forza Racing Championship menu page

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ForzaRC - updates
Stream: www.beam.pro/ForzaMotosport - Livestreamed cup races May 14th, 21st, 28th, and Finals June 17-18th
Videos: www.youtube.com/user/Turn10Studios/videos
Store: Porsche Expansion Pack for FM6

Recreation discussion thread: https://forums.forzamoto...--Recreation-Series.aspx
Elite series discussion thread: https://forums.forzamoto...on-3---Elite-Series.aspx

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#2 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 1:38:24 PM(UTC)
Frequently Asked Questions / Overview

Disclaimer: This FAQ is intended to provide a simple overview to help users understand Season 3 of the Forza Racing Championship. Remember that it is your responsibility to read the https://forzarc.gfinity.net Rules and Handbook.

How is Season 3 structured?
See the Information boxes on the Gfinity site for the schedule of cars and tracks. All cars are forced stock setup for a level playing field.
  • Recreation (Forza Horizon 3) - There are four week-long Rivals events. For each event, the top 25 leaderboard positions in each Region earn gift cards (see Rules for denominations).
  • Elite (Forza Motorsport 6) - Drivers in this series are competing for points over multiple events to qualify for the Porsche Cup Finals where they can win a portion of the $100,000 prize pool. There are two paths to qualify: Rivals events, and multiplayer Racing tournaments. In each Rivals event, the top 1000 leaderboard times earn points; at the end of the season the top 50 Rivals points drivers worldwide will be invited to the Finals. In each weekend multiplayer Race tournament, [May 7 change: 24 drivers each region earn points]; at the end of the season 50 Race points leaders (allotted by Region) will be invited to the Finals. You can compete both ways for your best chance to qualify. Points from Rivals cannot be combined with points from Races. In the event that a player qualifies for the Finals in both sets of events, the player will qualify from Rivals, and the next qualified player from Races will be taken.

The Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup Finals
The Porsche Cup will be held at the 24H of Le Mans on June 17th-18th. The event will see 108 Drivers (50 From Rivals, 50 From Races, and 8 invited players) race over the duration of the event to be named ForzaRC Racing Champion of Season 3 and stand on the podium at Le Mans. The 50 Rivals racers will be invited based on the standing of the worldwide time trial leader boards on the Gfinity ForzaRC website. The 50 Race Drivers will be invited based on Regional leaderboard standings: 23 from Europe/Middle East/Africa, 15 from North America, 6 from Latin America, 3 from Asia, and 3 from the Oceanic region. The prize pool for Season 3: The Porsche Cup Finals will be $100,000 USD. More information will be revealed closer to the event date.

How do Rivals work? Why isn't the Leaderboard recording my faster times?
In either game, navigate to the Rivals menu and find the current event. (see Times & Dates tab on the forzarc.gfinity.net site). Drivers have until 11:49pm Pacific time on the event closing date to improve their leaderboard position by setting their fastest clean lap time. Lap times are flagged the driver uses rewind, drives out of the track boundaries or collides with walls. Flagged times with a /!\ symbol are ranked below all clean lap times. You must set a clean lap time for it to update over a flagged time on the in-game leaderboard.

How do weekend Elite Race tournaments work?
[May 7 change: The top 24 players from each Region's Monday to Wednesday rivals qualify for Sunday tournaments. Groups of 12 racers compete in a semi-final, and the top 6 from each group move to the finals (12 player, 3 races). Heat points from each race determine the cup standing, which earn season Race points.

What about corner cutting, crashing, and assists?
  • In Rivals, "Laps are considered as clean/valid if the game marks them as valid." (Rules, "On Track Rules")
  • Marshals will be monitoring Elite cup races for unsportsmanlike behavior and track cutting which may result in disqualification (Elite Rules, 3.1.6). "2 wheels have to remain in between the white (sometimes yellow) lines defining the track. Curbs are NOT part of the track, so 2 wheels have to be on the tarmac at every time. This does not apply to situations in which it happens occasionally but as soon as this is your racing line or you get an advantage with doing it, it can be penalized." (Elite Rules 3.1.5, Recreation Rules 2.1.2)
  • "The other big change for the Elite Series is the introduction of assists limitations. As we evolve the Elite Series, it’s important that we raise the skill bar for our most competitive players. With that in mind, for both Rivals and Race events in Season 3, we will be forcing assisted line to “off”. This limitation will be enforced automatically by Forza Motorsport 6 in Elite Series Rivals events, and enforced by race hosts during the Race events."Week in Review 4/28, (Elite Rules 1.5)

Who's eligible for Season 3 participation and prizes?
Players must be age 16+ and registered in their Region of residence. See the Handbook ("Driver Eligibility" and "Payment to Drivers") for details.

How do I register for a Region and events?
Registration is required to be eligible for prizes and participation in Elite multiplayer cups.
  • Go to https://forzarc.gfinity.net and create/sign in an account, link your gamertag, and activate your Gfinity account from the link in your email.
  • For Elite Multiplayer (Forza Motorsport 6), click the Races tab, select your Region (EMEA = Europe/Middle East/Africa, NA = North America, LATM = Latin America, Oceanic, or Asia), and then select Register for one or more of the weekend Cups.

How do I reset the password for my account if I can't login?
  • Passwords are case sensitive so retry with capitalization if you believe you set up a password.
  • If you initiated the profile Sign Up process, you should have received an email titled "Welcome to Gfinity - Activate Your Account Now!" from support@gfinity.net with a link to activate your account.
  • On the www.gfinity.net/support site cick LOGIN and then Forgot Password? and enter the email(s) you believe you used.
  • "If you are still unable to access your account, please email 'support@gfinity.net' detailing the issue and including your username and email address that you used to register."

What is the deadline to register?
1) Recreation - You only need to register once to be eligible for all the challenges. Challenge periods end May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, and since these are competitive leaderboard events, competing in each period will give you a chance to earn a prize each week. (see Information)
2) Elite Rivals - You only need to register once, but since points are cumulative over all Rivals events, you stand the best chance of qualifying for the Finals by participating in all of them. The last event closes May 28th.
3) Elite Races - You must register for each of the Multiplayer Cup Race days in you intend to compete in, by the designated time for your Region (British Summer Time) on the day of the races, May (7th cancelled), 14th, 21st, and 28th. The most competitive players will be racing all weekends for the points to qualify for the Final.

Can I earn prizes in both Recreation (Forza Horizon 3) and Elite (Forza Motorsport 6)?
Yes, but drivers who participate in the Elite Series and are in the top 100 within the race leaderboard for their region, or the top 100 global rivals leaderboards are not eligible for Recreation Series prizes. (see Rules).

Are there in-game gift car awards for participation?
Only gift certificates are listed for the Recreation series, and Elite players are competing for an invite to the Porsche Cup prize pool competition.

What is the prize structure for the Elite Porsche Cup?
Full details are TBA. The 24H of Le Mans announcement on May 18 states that "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." https://forzarc.gfinity.net/elite/rules was updated May 19 with note that "All invited drivers will receive a ticket to the 24h of Le Mans, accomodations, and meals on-site (from Friday, June 16th through Monday morning, June 19th)" and the ForzaRC will also pay travel for the top 36 drivers (20 from Rivals, 16 from Races: 8 EMEA, 4 NA, 2 LATAM, 1 Asia, 1 Oceana). Follow www.twitter.com/ForzaRC and refer to the https://forzarc.gfinity.net/elite site for changes, as well as www.forzamotorsport.net/News for announcements during the season.

When will I receive my prizes?
"Event gift certificates will be paid within 30 days of Gfinity PLC receiving the prize claim form (that will be distributed post event) from the prize recipient." (Handbook). Based on the need to set aside the top 100 Elite players, Recreation players might have to wait until June for prizes from Weeks 1, 2, and 3.

I don't own a console, can I participate on the Windows 10 version of Forza Horizon 3?
Players can compete on either Xbox One or on PC. (Handbook: "Hardware")

Do I need a wheel controller?
The Hardware rules (Handbook 3.3) do not list controller requirements, so you can use a pad or wheel/pedal. The competitors in the New York Invitational Championship were all using pad controllers.

Do I need Xbox Live Gold membership?
Xbox Live Gold is listed as a requirement. (Handbook: "Hardware")

Do I need to own DLC to participate?
Recreation players do not need DLC. Elite players must own the Porsche Expansion Pack (not included with any edition of Forza Motorsport 6).

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#3 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 2:15:42 PM(UTC)
Elite (Forza Motorsport 6)
Dates, Cars & Tracks, Points

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#4 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 2:19:47 PM(UTC)
Recreation (Forza Horizon 3)
Dates, Cars and Tracks, Prizes

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#5 Posted : Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:26:36 PM(UTC)
Elite Series (FM6) Rivals Qualifier 1
Event closes 11:59pm Pacific May 3rd, at which point the second Rivals event of the week will open.
C-class 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 on Catalunya National.

Look for this event under the Porsche menu / Rivals, not the main Rivals menu.
Remember to create an account and link your Xbox gamertag in your profile at https://forzarc.gfinity.net

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#6 Posted : Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:48:02 PM(UTC)
Recreation Series (FH3) Week 1
Event closes 11:59pm Pacific May 7th.
S1-class 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 on Byron Bay Grand Tour Sprint.

Look under Monthly Rivals. Remember to create an account and link your Xbox gamertag in your profile at https://forzarc.gfinity.net

Note: the in-game leaderboard will only update your faster lap times if they are clean (not flagged for rewind, checkpoints, or collisions).

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#7 Posted : Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:13:49 AM(UTC)
ForzaRC Season 3 Update: Episode 1
Published on May 3, 2017
In this episode of the ForzaRC Season 3 Update, Brian Ekberg and Warren Fish give you a look back at all of the highlights from the 2017 New York Invitational and give you a look ahead at what to expect in Season 3.

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#8 Posted : Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:14:52 AM(UTC)
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Elite Qualifier 2 Rivals (Week 1b)
Closes 11:59pm Pacific May 6th
Stock S-class 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo on Hockenheim National
Driving Line is forced Off.

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#9 Posted : Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:36:09 AM(UTC)
May 6 & 7 Check-in, Racing, and Livestream schedule

Note! All times in all Regions on the Elite Races tab are shown in BST

Look for the dropdown menu next to your profile icon for CheckIns, and refer to the Races tab for Brackets.

In Pacific time:
7pm Saturday: Oceanic region check-in for Elite cup races
8pm Saturday: Oceanic region cup races (whether Oceanic/Asia/LATAM will livestream is unclear)
11pm Saturday: Asia region check-in
midnight: Asia region cup races
midnight: Elite Rivals Qualifier 2 (Week 1b) closes
3am Sunday: EMEA region check-in
4am Sunday: EMEA Round 1 races
7am Sunday: EMEA Semi/Final races livestreamed
9am Sunday: NA and LATAM region check-in
10am Sunday: NA and LATAM region Round 1 races
1pm Sunday: NA Semi/Final races livestreamed
midnight: Recreation Rivals Week 1 closes

Per https://forzarc.gfinity.net/elite/timesDates
"Where cups have 192 drivers, the following will take place:
In Round 1, there will be 16 races. These will be split into blocks of 4 races, taking place at staggered times. These times will be listed on the bracket. In the Semi Finals, there will be 4 races. These will take place one after another, with all being live streamed. Times will be listed on the bracket. For all races, a Gfinity Host will send an invite to the players 10 minutes before the start time of the race."

Per https://twitter.com/ForzaRC/status/860660526107570176
"Don’t miss broadcasts of the #ForzaRC WK1 Race Qualifier this Sunday on @Beam & @Twitch!
EMEA: 7am PST, 3pm BST
NA: 1pm PST, 9pm BST"


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#10 Posted : Sunday, May 7, 2017 6:42:07 AM(UTC)

For those that missed it, the EMEA region was scheduled to stream their Semi and Finals races a half hour ago, but there has been a format change and no current stream. It's currently 2:40pm GMT, 3:40pm BST where Gfinity is based, so check back in a couple hours for information; this will also affect the North American and Latin America regionals.
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#11 Posted : Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:22:01 AM(UTC)
This video announcement just posted (1pm Pacific on Sunday May 7) gives info on the new format for the rest of May:

The Recreation series remains unchanged. The top 25 leaderboard times each week win a gift certificate.

The Elite series has been modified. The basic format is unchanged: points for each event in May lead to qualification for the Porsche Cup. 50 worldwide Rivals players and 50 Race players (allotted by Region) will be invited to the Porsche Cup competition, which has a $100,000 prize pool.

Rivals now goes to one event per week from Thursday to Saturday. Week 1's Rivals points still stand.

May 7th races were cancelled. Racing now uses a separate rivals event from Monday to Wednesday to qualify for the following Sunday multiplayer races. The top 24 players from each Region enter their Sunday tournament: Groups of 12 racers compete in a semi-final, and the top 6 from each group move to the finals (12 player, 3 races).

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#12 Posted : Sunday, May 7, 2017 12:28:00 PM(UTC)
Graphics provided by this additional brief video update at 9pm BST:

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#13 Posted : Monday, May 8, 2017 6:15:20 PM(UTC)
Revised schedule as of May 8:

The 'a' rivals are used to qualify for Sunday races. 'A' rivals do not earn points.
The 'b' rivals are the Rivals path events that earn points.

For Week 2, the "ForzaRC Qualifier 3" event on Road Atlanta is open from today through Wednesday May 10, and the top 24 times from each Region in that event will enter the Sunday May 14th racing tournament.

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#14 Posted : Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:15:30 AM(UTC)


Forza Racing Championship Season 3 -- Le Mans Finals
Published on May 18, 2017
The Forza Racing Championship Season 3 Elite finals will take place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from June 17-18. Over 100 people will take part in the competition, making the finals the largest in-person racing esports event ever. To mark this historic occasion, Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organizer of Le Mans, created an entirely new class for esports where the winner of the ForzaRC finals will stand on the podium to accept a trophy alongside the winning Le Mans drivers.

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.

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 $100,00 with first place earning $20,000, second place earning $15,000, and third place taking home $10,000.

Forza Championship winner to stand on podium at Le Mans
May 18th 2017 at 10:00AM
The finalists of the currently ongoing Season 3 - around 100 or so people - will be flown to France to compete in the finale on June 17 and 18 at the track, the same days the traditional action is going on at Circuit de la Sarthe. All the competitors will stay in the Le Mans village at the track, just like actual race drivers. Once a winner is crowned in Forza, they will join the class-winning Le Mans drivers on the podium. In addition, $100,000 in cash prizes will be on the line at the finals.

Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director of Turn 10 Studios, spoke with Autoblog about working with Porsche and the ACO, the Le Mans organizing body, on the event. "We've been sponsoring Le Mans for the past 4 or 5 years," Greenawalt said. "There was no pushback on the idea. We have a comfortable partnership with the ACO." He said the whole thing has been brewing ever since Forza joined as a sponsor, but really kicked into gear about a year ago.

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#15 Posted : Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00:20 PM(UTC)
Rules update: May 19

With the announcement of the Porsche Cup location to be at the 24h of Le Mans https://forzarc.gfinity.net/elite/rules was updated with information about cost coverage. "All invited drivers will receive a ticket to the 24h of Le Mans, accommodations, and meals on-site (from Friday, June 16th through Monday morning, June 19th)." and ForzaRC will also pay travel for the top 36 drivers as follows:
20 from Rivals
16 from Races:
- 8 from EMEA
- 4 from NA
- 2 from LATAM
- 1 from Asia
- 1 from Oceana

Under the "Tournament Points" section: "In the event that a player places in a qualifying position in both sets of events, a paid travel spot takes precedent. In all other situations, the player will qualify from Rivals, and the next qualified played from Races will be taken. "

The update sets a deadline of June 4th for invited drivers to RSVP, with the expectation that they will be in France from Thursday, June 15th through Monday, June 9th. Travel documentation such as passports and visas are the responsibility of participants. See these guides for U.S. passport applications and renewals: https://uspsblog.com/usps-passport-tips and https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/services/expedited.html

Also, addressing the $100,000 prize pool division, "Cash distributions begin at 72nd place, however the final distributions won't be announced until we know the total number of drivers participating." with $20k for 1st place, $15k for 2nd place, and $10k for 3rd place.

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#16 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 10:31:13 AM(UTC)
We are almost through outreach to all qualified drivers for Le Mans. For all questions or concerns, email forzatravel@ncompassonline.com

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#17 Posted : Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:21:58 PM(UTC)
The Road to Le Mans with Attax Johnson and CAR Harmonic
An interview about their preparations for the Porsche Cup final.

Gfinity has provided a video update for drivers headed to Le Mans with info about arrival and the location on site, along with the official car and track list: