The 82nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, one of the racing world’s most dramatic motorsports events, ended with a familiar team on top. Renowned French driver – and Xbox brand ambassador – Benoît Tréluyer brought home the victory for Audi, his third Le Mans win overall, and the 13th win for Audi . Congratulations to Benoît and the entire Audi Sport team!
The 24-hour race was one of the most exciting in recent memory, as three of the biggest names in the game – Audi, Toyota, and Porsche – all battled for control, with each one taking the lead for long stretches at a time.
“Forza Motorsport” was there, not only represented by an amazing driver, but also as an official sponsor for the world’s premiere sports car racing event. The “Forza” crew showed off a new Xbox One racing wheel from Mad Catz, and a demo for the upcoming Xbox exclusive, “Forza Horizon 2.”
And over the weekend, thousands of “Forza Motorsport 5” players got the opportunity to participate in the Le Mans excitement with the 2.4 Hour D’Endurance Challenge. “Forza 5” players got to submit their one-lap runs of the famous course, as part of a special video hosted by nine-time Le Mans-winner Tom Kristensen on what it takes to win the grueling race.
If you missed all the excitement, don’t fret – because racing season isn’t over, and the red line excitement is still going on. Beginning this Friday, you can compete in a new challenge, the “2.4 Hours of Nürburgring,” for a chance to earn a new badge and title for your Forza Motorsport 5 profile. To compete in the challenge you’ll need to download the Nürburgring track in “Forza Motorsport 5.” It’s totally free, and available now! For more information on the challenge, check out the official Forza Motorsport Web site.