Turn 10 Studios and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have announced the start of the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge.
The Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge is a season-long online racing series that takes place in Forza Motorsport 4. The series brings racing fans closer than ever to the intensity and fantastic technology that is found in the real 2013 ALMS season.
The challenge began on March 16th to coincide with the start of the season opener, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Each month of the season, Forza Motorsport 4 will showcase a new car and track combination that will challenge players to test their racing skills against players from around the world. Points will be awarded to the top finishers at the close of each month and players will be able to check out the standings via a leaderboard found on the official ALMS website. At the end of the season, the player with the highest number of points will win the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge trophy.
This month sees players racing the 2013 #93 SRT Viper GTS-R at famed Sebring International Speedway. The #93 Viper GTS-R is available as part of the September Pennzoil Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 and will be driven by Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, and Jonathan Bomarito at this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring.
Scott Atherton, president of the American Le Mans Series stated:
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios on the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge, Just like the real drivers in the American Le Mans Series, the winner of the Forza ALMS Challenge will need to possess unparalleled skill and determination while driving some of the most powerful and technologically advanced race cars in the world on a lineup of tracks that will test the limits of their skill lap after lap.”
Alan Hartman, studio manager for Turn 10 Studios followed up stating:
“The Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge is an excellent example of Turn 10’s dedication to its passionate fan base of racing fans and car lovers, This season-long event represents the highest level of competition for the world’s elite Forza drivers, as well as a chance for Forza players of every skill level to see how they compare against their friends and rivals all over the world.”
Lastly, Beth Paretta, director of marketing and operations for SRT added:
“We’re immensely proud of the racing legacy that we’ve created with the Viper and there’s no better way to celebrate our first full season back in the ALMS than by also kicking off the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge, Harnessing the GTS-R’s ferocious power on Sebring, with its challenging turns and constantly changing surface types, will prove to be a fantastic challenge for any driver.”
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