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The Forza Racing Championship Returns!

Brian Ekberg
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Forza Racing Championship returns in April! Today, as part of the announcement of Forza’s new six-year partnership with Porsche (click here to learn more), we’re thrilled to let fans know that the premier racing esports program is set to return with Porsche as its title sponsor. Read on for all the details on our New York Invitational event, as well as the first details on Season 3 of the ForzaRC, where players from all over the world will be competing for amazing prizes.



New York Invitational Presented by Porsche

What better way to kick off the start of a new season of ForzaRC racing than with some of the best Forza racers in the world? The Forza Racing Championship New York Invitational will happen this weekend at Microsoft’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City. We have two amazing days of competitive racing in store for viewers, starring 18 hand-picked competitors who represent the elite Forza racing talent from across the world. Here’s a look at the racers that will be competing in the New York Invitational:


Alexandre “BAM ASIX13” Arnou

Robin “CAR bbb0x” Betka

Anthony “BAM Anto” Diel

Chris “JSR Craviator” Farkas

Alex “CAR Chemical” Harrison

David “CAR Harmonic” Hoch

Tyler “F4H Diablo” Jones

David “CAR Daveyskills” Kelly

Matthew “CAR Zermatt” Kennedy

Niklas “aTTaX Johnson” Krellenberg

Ross “JSR Rossi” May

Aurélien “Laige” Mohammedi-Mallet

Miguel “XRS Kaiser Wolf” Molina

Fabien “BAM Seven” Piffet

Christian “GTz Chriz” Popp

Taylor “CAR Lightning” Stomski

Zachary “F4H Venom” Taylor

Evan “Raceboy 77” Thorogood


How to Watch

The opening round of the New York Invitational will start at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific) on April 15, and will include qualifying races that will set up the Invitational Grand Finals, which will be held on April 16, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific). In addition to the Invitational racing action, the broadcast will also include exhibition events, special guests, and a few surprises as well.


You won’t want to miss any of the New York Invitational action and you can tune in and follow the action on any of our Forza channels, including:




Twitter: @ForzaRC and @ForzaMotorsport




ForzaRC Season 3: The Porsche Cup – Register Now!

Hot on the heels of the New York Invitational, we’ll be kicking off Season 3 of the Forza Racing Championship in early May. As in previous seasons we’ll be splitting up competition into both Elite and Recreation series, so that players of all skill levels will have a place to compete. As with the Invitational, Season 3 of the ForzaRC will be presented by Porsche and will be operated with our partners at GFinity, and will feature Porsche cars in competition. Look for more detail on the Season 3 format and events soon. In the meantime, you can prepare yourself for Season 3 competition by grabbing the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 6, which is available for a limited time at a special discounted price for Xbox Live Gold members of just $5. That discount won’t last forever so take advantage of it now! [UPDATE: This limited time sale has now ended.]


Registration for Season 3 of the Forza Racing Championship is available now, so don’t wait, get yourself signed up and ready to compete!

Register now:

ForzaRC Special Events

Between the New York Invitational and the May 1st start of Season 3 of the Forza Racing Championship, we’re celebrating all things ForzaRC with several special events. If you want to get in some serious seat time ahead of the competition in May, there’s no better than our ForzaRC Live Bounty Hunter event, which will take place April 21-23. Join Forza Community Manager Brian Ekberg live on the Forza Motorsport Beam and Twitch channels as he sets times on a ForzaRC-themed Rivals event. Here’s the schedule:


· Bounty Hunter Stream #1: Friday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. Pacific

· Bounty Hunter Stream #2: Saturday, April 21, noon Pacific (Beam-exclusive stream!)

· Bounty Hunter Stream #3: Sunday, April 21, noon Pacific


In addition, look for more great Porsche events, including new Porsche-themed Rivals and Bucket List “ForzaRC”-themed challenges in Forza Horizon 3, a new Porsche Cycled Production Hopper in Forza Motorsport 6, as well as our ongoing cycle of Porsche-themed #Forzathon events in Forza Horizon 3, where players can earn awesome Porsche reward cars just for completing events!


The Forza Racing Championship Season is nearly here. Don’t forget to tune into the New York Invitational shows on April 15 and 16, and register for Season 3 now!