Xbox takes V8 Supercars global with Forza Motorsport 6
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
By V8 Supercars
Microsoft has taken its partnership with V8 Supercars to a new level with the announcement Xbox and the just released Forza Motorsport 6 video game will feature at this year's Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Xbox will take Naming Rights to Hell Corner at Mount Panorama, becoming Xbox Hell Corner for the duration of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 weekend.
The winning drivers will celebrate their success in Xbox Victory Lane at the end of the race with the iconic Peter Brock Trophy.
To enhance the partnership, a global 'Drive to Win' promotion will see 10 fans from around the world compete in the 'Xbox One Bathurst Challenge'.
To enter, players just need to complete the 'Forza Drive to Win/Xbox One Bathurst Challenge' rivals event in Forza Motorsport 6 by 11.59pm AEST on September 29, 2015 (that's 6:55am PDT, 9:59am EDT, 2:59pm BST, and 2:59am NZDT on Wednesday, September 30). Players will be lapping the 2015 Xbox Racing #17 Ford Falcon FG X around Mount Panorama.
Winners will be drawn at random to attend Australia's most famous race, including two from the United States, two from the United Kingdom, one from New Zealand, and five from Australia and on Friday night will set a lap time against their rivals to see who really does, 'Drive to Win'.
Winners will receive a trip for themselves and a friend to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and the final Drive to Win competition winner will also score USD$5,000 in prize money, as well as having their 'Gamertag' emblazoned on the official #17 Xbox Racing DJR Team Penske race car and on the track itself in Pit Lane.
Winners will also get the opportunity to meet Xbox DJR Team Penske drivers Marcos Ambrose and Scott Pye and challenge their Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ARMOR ALL qualifying times on Forza Motorsport 6.
V8 Supercars Commercial Director Matt Braid said he was delighted to again welcome Microsoft and the Xbox brand to Mount Panorama for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
"Bringing the excitement of the online Forza environment to Mount Panorama adds another dynamic element to one of the world's iconic motor races and we thank Xbox for their support," Braid said.
Xbox Australia Business Lead, Jeremy Hinton, said, "We're excited to bring some of our most avid Forza racing fans to Australia to compete for in-game glory at the world renowned Mount Panorama track."
Watch Inside Supercars on Fox Sports tonight (Fox Sports Channel 506) to hear more about 'Drive to Win" and an exclusive interview with Xbox DJR Team Penske driver Marcos Ambrose.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will run at Mount Panorama, Bathurst over the weekend of October 8-11.