Supercars are set to begin a nationwide e-Sport Challenge on the Forza Motorsport 6 game, where they will host the Harvey Norman Supercars Challenge grand finals at next month’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
According to the media release from Supercars Australia, The Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge will be contested online in September and October with players clocking their best lap time in a virtual Supercar around Mount Panorama.
The eight fastest qualifiers will win a trip to this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, where they will be paired with some of Supercars’ top drivers including defending Champion Shane van Gisbergen, current Championship leader Scott McLaughlin for an All-Stars Challenge.
Other Supercars drivers Nick Percat (BJR), Chaz Mostert (PRA), David Reynolds (Erebus), Lee Holdsworth (Team 18), Simona De Silvestro (Nissan) and 17-year old rookie Alex Rullo (LDM will all also co-drive in the All-Stars challenge.
The challengers will then compete against each other during a live finals event across a 10-race championship to determine the ultimate winner.
The All-Stars race and the Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge grand final will be played across a series of Xbox consoles in front of a live audience set and streamed live on Supercars.com.
Forza and Xbox Australia had a similar challenge two years ago when the company backed the DJR Team Penske entry of Marcos Ambrose and Scott Pye.