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#1 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:36:59 PM(UTC)
An overview of the third round (Weeks 5 & 6) of Series 1 in the Forza Racing Championship 2018:


FORZARC LINKS

www.ForzaRC.com - with link to Registration (required to participate), Schedule (Competition and Broadcast), News, Rules/Handbook, email for ForzaRC Questions, Leaderboards, Social Media.
https://forzarc.gfinity.net/ - Registration site with FAQ, Terms, Rules, and Scheduled race times.
www.twitter.com/ForzaRC
www.mixer.com/ForzaRC
www.twitch.tv/ForzaRC
www.facebook.com/ForzaRC
www.instagram.com/ForzaRC
www.youtube.com/ForzaRC - VODs


FORMAT

  • Drivers must register to participate - see the link in the "About" section at www.ForzaRC.com which takes you to https://forzarc.gfinity.net/ - be sure to read the FAQ and Terms & Conditions. Also download and read the Rules. Note that an Xbox One console is required.
  • The events in Weeks 5 & 6 are sequential in progression: everyone sets a time in the Rivals Qualifier, from which the top drivers by Region are seeded into Saturday Ghost race lobbies, from which the top drivers move on to Sunday Heats race lobbies (with Collisions On), from which the top drivers move on to Wednesday Showdown race lobbies (which are broadcast live). A second Booster Rivals event will open after the Wednesday Showdown.
  • Drivers earn points with each event, which are used for global ranking. The online Leaderboards will be updated after Booster Rivals.
  • Following Week 7's events at the end of May, the top Leaderboard drivers will be invited to compete at the Series 1 Playoffs live event in Seattle June 16th-17th for a prize pool of $75,000.



SCHEDULE

Log in at https://forzarc.gfinity.net/ to see a chart of times for races by Region. "Check back at ForzaRC.Gfinity.net this Friday for Driver-specific race start times and lobby host details."

  • Qualifier Rivals: April 29 - May 2 (start/end at 5pm Pacific)
  • Saturday Ghosts: May 5
  • Sunday Heats: May 6
  • Wednesday Showdown: May 9 (with live broadcasts at noon and 6pm Pacific)
  • Booster Rivals: May 9-12 (start/end at 5pm Pacific)

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#2 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:40:04 PM(UTC)
Rivals: ForzaRC 2018 Qualifier 3
  • Deadline: May 2 at 5pm Pacific
  • Link: www.ForzaRC.com
  • Overview: Navigate to the Single Player > Rivals > ForzaRC menu and set your best time in the Qualifier 3 Rivals event. Times in this event will determine eligibility for the ForzaRC Saturday Ghost multiplayer lobbies, Sunday Heats, and Wednesday Showdowns. You must be registered via the site linked at www.ForzaRC.com to compete in ForzaRC. "All participants will earn in-game reward(s)."


Model = 2017 Chevrolet #2 Team Penske IndyCar
Track = Sonoma Full Day

Edited by user Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:41:18 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:58:26 AM(UTC)
Just venting that I don't like using open wheel cars with a controller. There I said it. I am finding it easier to drive this car from the driver's perspective, though.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:32:42 PM(UTC)
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...
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#5 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:58:57 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...


Wow, NA is pretty slow! I made the cut with a 119.6. Not sure if the geographical grouping is for connectivity/lag issues, but maybe they could have one 'Wildcard' group for the faster qualifiers that don't make the geographic cut.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:41:55 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...


EMEA needs a divorce.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:00:51 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: HawxTalon55 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...


Wow, NA is pretty slow! I made the cut with a 119.6. Not sure if the geographical grouping is for connectivity/lag issues, but maybe they could have one 'Wildcard' group for the faster qualifiers that don't make the geographic cut.


NA isn't slow per say. It's more of a lot of the fast guys don't even bother to try. I personally know 3 that could easily place top 50 in the world with little effort. There are a bunch of others but for whatever reason there is little effort. Since the beginning, turnout from NA players hasn't been great. It's even worse for Australian and New Zealand players. There's a bunch of fast guys but like only 5 show up.

However by in large, Europe is the fastest. The amount of great gamers that play Forza is large.

From past experience, a lot of the better gamers play Forza if the country has a huge following for F1, LeMans, and other highly regarded racing series. The US is not one of those countries courtesy of NASCAR.

EMEA is grossly unbalanced. England and France should be their own regions IMO.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:24:41 PM(UTC)
So are we racing at Sonoma full or GP? Site says GP but normally the race is the same as qualification track.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:33:10 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: HawxTalon55 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...


Wow, NA is pretty slow! I made the cut with a 119.6. Not sure if the geographical grouping is for connectivity/lag issues, but maybe they could have one 'Wildcard' group for the faster qualifiers that don't make the geographic cut.



Good going man, hope you enjoy the 3 races are super interesting especially the Mugello one .... The next series have the best linup with an LMP and an Indy race at Indianapolis, really hope I make the cut for that one ...

At the end of the day really making the ghost races wont give you any points, but its a damn nice experience to be racing in an exclusive private lobby with the best in the world ... I'll keep the grind just to see where I stack up in the end ...
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#10 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:39:33 PM(UTC)
Looks like i've been drawn into a tough group for tomorrow with the likes of Rossi, Bowkett, Seven and many others. Im not expecting much apart from wanting to make sure I don't embarrass myself.

Thankfully during the qualifier I never used sim steering or engine braked so I don't have to worry about sim damage being enabled. The Chevy Super sport is tough going around Mugello as im hovering around the 2.08/2.09. Im sure the likes of Laige will be doing something silly like a 2.06!
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#11 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 8:23:36 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: HawxTalon55 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Ditto on the first person for the qualifier, also found it very helpful to turn steering to simulation as the car turns in much easier, that does make it considerably harder to control a slide though ..... Ended with a 1:18.143 as my fastest, so disheartening that quialifies for ghost races in both Asia and Oceania (Top 10 time on asia pacific leaderboards) but I dont qualify to EMEA .... Going from top 400 to top 120 sadly means playrs at my level will never qualify to the ghost races .... 400 was doable with lots of gring but top 120 in EMEA seems impossible ...


Wow, NA is pretty slow! I made the cut with a 119.6. Not sure if the geographical grouping is for connectivity/lag issues, but maybe they could have one 'Wildcard' group for the faster qualifiers that don't make the geographic cut.



Good going man, hope you enjoy the 3 races are super interesting especially the Mugello one .... The next series have the best linup with an LMP and an Indy race at Indianapolis, really hope I make the cut for that one ...

At the end of the day really making the ghost races wont give you any points, but its a damn nice experience to be racing in an exclusive private lobby with the best in the world ... I'll keep the grind just to see where I stack up in the end ...


Next week is the worse lineup because of lmp to me. I prefer lower class cars as I'm better in those things haha. Indy at brickyard does sound fun though. Definite upset potential there.
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#12 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 11:44:13 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PPS IVORBIGUN Go to Quoted Post
Looks like i've been drawn into a tough group for tomorrow with the likes of Rossi, Bowkett, Seven and many others. Im not expecting much apart from wanting to make sure I don't embarrass myself.

Thankfully during the qualifier I never used sim steering or engine braked so I don't have to worry about sim damage being enabled. The Chevy Super sport is tough going around Mugello as im hovering around the 2.08/2.09. Im sure the likes of Laige will be doing something silly like a 2.06!


2:08 and 2:09 is fast. I'm at a high 2:10 to low 2:11. Pretty sure the last corner is dropping my time a good bit. I'll have to try again with my new controller. My old controller doesn't feel as responsive as I think it should be.

Camaro is definitely tricky but not too bad. With the lines down it's pretty fun.
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#13 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 2:46:13 PM(UTC)
i noticed when practicing today the cars other than the indy car are locked,. thankfully I have the Honda, but I was curious if you can rent cars in multiplayer. I don't play multiplayer except when competing so I am not familiar with the UI
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#14 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 5:23:21 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
i noticed when practicing today the cars other than the indy car are locked,. thankfully I have the Honda, but I was curious if you can rent cars in multiplayer. I don't play multiplayer except when competing so I am not familiar with the UI


I'm not liking the 2016 Camaro at Mugello. Handles like a boat, It's terrible. My best so far is a 2:13.442
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#15 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 5:33:35 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
i noticed when practicing today the cars other than the indy car are locked,. thankfully I have the Honda, but I was curious if you can rent cars in multiplayer. I don't play multiplayer except when competing so I am not familiar with the UI


I'm not liking the 2016 Camaro at Mugello. Handles like a boat, It's terrible. My best so far is a 2:13.442


Agreed. It's tricky and easy to over drive. When you hit the sweet spot and not upset it via weight shifts it's not too bad around most of the track. Looking more like this is the curveball selection. The potential for mistakes is high and there's not enough laps to really make a comeback.

The Honda civic is pretty awesome at VIR however. That was a solid track and car choice.
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#16 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 8:17:13 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: RPM Swerve Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
i noticed when practicing today the cars other than the indy car are locked,. thankfully I have the Honda, but I was curious if you can rent cars in multiplayer. I don't play multiplayer except when competing so I am not familiar with the UI


I'm not liking the 2016 Camaro at Mugello. Handles like a boat, It's terrible. My best so far is a 2:13.442


Agreed. It's tricky and easy to over drive. When you hit the sweet spot and not upset it via weight shifts it's not too bad around most of the track. Looking more like this is the curveball selection. The potential for mistakes is high and there's not enough laps to really make a comeback.

The Honda civic is pretty awesome at VIR however. That was a solid track and car choice.


Yeah I'm liking the Honda Civic at VIR too. Currently running a 1:41.518 so far.
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#17 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 9:12:25 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: RPM Swerve Go to Quoted Post
So are we racing at Sonoma full or GP? Site says GP but normally the race is the same as qualification track.


I noticed this to. Does anyone know if its Sonoma Full or GP for the ghost races?
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#18 Posted : Saturday, May 5, 2018 4:00:13 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Yeah I'm liking the Honda Civic at VIR too. Currently running a 1:41.518 so far.


are you sure you're running it stock? the best I could manage is 1:48.0xx and that was hitting all the turns at what I thought was a decent speed.

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#19 Posted : Saturday, May 5, 2018 4:45:35 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Yeah I'm liking the Honda Civic at VIR too. Currently running a 1:41.518 so far.


are you sure you're running it stock? the best I could manage is 1:48.0xx and that was hitting all the turns at what I thought was a decent speed.



I just double checked and yes I'm running the car stock. I've now managed a 1:41.293

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#20 Posted : Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:45:19 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Yeah I'm liking the Honda Civic at VIR too. Currently running a 1:41.518 so far.


are you sure you're running it stock? the best I could manage is 1:48.0xx and that was hitting all the turns at what I thought was a decent speed.



I just double checked and yes I'm running the car stock. I've now managed a 1:41.293



You're either using an homologated car or the wrong civic. That time is literally over a second faster than laige and 2 seconds faster than the other top 50 elite guys.

The top 10 faster guys are running high 1:42s. The elite are running 1:43s. I'm running low 1:45s with splits of mid 1:44s.

And with allergies a 1:46 flat. Blah. Hope this clears by 2.

Edited by user Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:10:55 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#21 Posted : Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:33:51 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: RPM Swerve Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Wh1t3Kn1te Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Boostilia BJH L Go to Quoted Post
Yeah I'm liking the Honda Civic at VIR too. Currently running a 1:41.518 so far.


are you sure you're running it stock? the best I could manage is 1:48.0xx and that was hitting all the turns at what I thought was a decent speed.



I just double checked and yes I'm running the car stock. I've now managed a 1:41.293



You're either using an homologated car or the wrong civic. That time is literally over a second faster than laige and 2 seconds faster than the other top 50 elite guys.

The top 10 faster guys are running high 1:42s. The elite are running 1:43s. I'm running low 1:45s with splits of mid 1:44s.

And with allergies a 1:46 flat. Blah. Hope this clears by 2.


Yeah, my bad. I swore I had the car stock I guess not.

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#22 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2018 1:06:30 AM(UTC)
Anyone else practicing for the booster rivals ...

Best so far 1:34.1 ... Fastest time on the leaderboards so far with a stock tune is a very ominous 31.6 ... Can't see where Im losing time even tried braking lines to set reference .... Will be a nice event Brands hatch is so epic
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#23 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2018 5:20:14 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Anyone else practicing for the booster rivals ...

Best so far 1:34.1 ... Fastest time on the leaderboards so far with a stock tune is a very ominous 31.6 ... Can't see where Im losing time even tried braking lines to set reference .... Will be a nice event Brands hatch is so epic


I set up a Free play race the other day and have been trying to put in a few laps each day. I'm still a few seconds behind you at 1:37.3XX. I knew I wouldn't be racing in the ghost races so I decided to focus on the booster rival. I doubt I can make the top 100 eligible, but I am certainly going to give it my best shot. I'm still trying to find the right groove for me. I'm sure I'll be able to drop my time by a bunch by final raceday.

I'm still curious as to how the actual points are awarded. I know I have 400 points on the FRC leaderboard, but not totally sure how I got them. What are the break downs for 350, 400, 450?? How many points are given in the Booster Rivals. I know I'm not as fast as many of you guys, but I'm making an effort to climb the board. I didn't make the cut on round one. This whole event has been a learning experience for me.

Edited by user Sunday, May 6, 2018 5:22:19 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Use The Skinny Pedal!!!
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#24 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:22:11 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DM360X Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xX DrSpeed Xx Go to Quoted Post
Anyone else practicing for the booster rivals ...

Best so far 1:34.1 ... Fastest time on the leaderboards so far with a stock tune is a very ominous 31.6 ... Can't see where Im losing time even tried braking lines to set reference .... Will be a nice event Brands hatch is so epic


I set up a Free play race the other day and have been trying to put in a few laps each day. I'm still a few seconds behind you at 1:37.3XX. I knew I wouldn't be racing in the ghost races so I decided to focus on the booster rival. I doubt I can make the top 100 eligible, but I am certainly going to give it my best shot. I'm still trying to find the right groove for me. I'm sure I'll be able to drop my time by a bunch by final raceday.

I'm still curious as to how the actual points are awarded. I know I have 400 points on the FRC leaderboard, but not totally sure how I got them. What are the break downs for 350, 400, 450?? How many points are given in the Booster Rivals. I know I'm not as fast as many of you guys, but I'm making an effort to climb the board. I didn't make the cut on round one. This whole event has been a learning experience for me.


Noticed this car really hates trail braking and the stock tune is exteamly stiff, it pays to brake early and be slow in and pickup the throttle early before the apex. That strategy with sim steering got me into the 33's .. 33.4 dirty and fastest 33.9 clean atm ....
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#25 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2018 11:54:24 PM(UTC)
We had a quick practice for the booster rivals event last night in a private lobby. The fastest time we set was a 1.33:049 but we all agreed a 1.32:500 will be our target time once the event opens.
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