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Drive the Ford GT in Forza 6, Win a Trip to LeMans

Michelin and Microsoft have teamed up to sponsor a contest for Forza Motorsports 6 gamers that coincides with the 2016 24 Hours of LeMans race and for simply playing the game with the new Ford GT race car during specified period of time – you could win a trip to the 2017 LeMans race.

The odds are good that if you are reading this article, you play or have played Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One. FM6 frequently has “contests” in the Rivals section of the game where you can win vehicles for in-game use, but with the help of the folks at Michelin, the newest Rivals Challenge could score you a trip to France next year to watch the 2017 24 Hours of LeMans race.

That’s right – play a video game, win a trip to France for the world’s most famous endurance race. And to think, your mother always insisted that playing video games wouldn’t get you anywhere!

“Michelin wanted to connect racing fans around the world to the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Oscar Pereda, director of ultra-high performance at Michelin North America. “We hope this contest will help bring the excitement from France right into their living rooms.”

Win a Trip to LeMans
Michelin, Xbox, the Peterson Museum and Ford Motor Company are hosting the 24 Hours Challenger on June 18th and June 19th via Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One. Starting at 6am PDT on the 18th and ending 24 hours later at 6am on the 19th, FM6 gamers are invited to visit the Rivals Challenger for the event “Michelin 24 Hours Forza Challenge”. This will offer gamers a chance to virtually pilot the new Ford GT race car around Circuit de la Sarthe – the track which hosts the 24 Hours of LeMans each year.

During that 24 hour period, US gamers who participate have a chance to win prizes from Michelin, Xbox, the Petersen Museum and Ford. While the details on those prizes haven’t been offered up, we know that the grand prize is a trip to the 2017 24 Hours of LeMans race in France. The grand prize will go to the gamer who turns in the best lap time, so for being good at Forza Motorsport 6, you could win a free trip to LeMans next summer.

“It is fitting to celebrate Ford’s return to Le Mans with some exciting ways for fans to get involved online, and in person with Forza Motorsport 6”, said Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director, Turn 10 Studios. “The Ford GT was on the cover of our game for this reason and we’re happy to be able to make Ford GT LM race car available to all Forza 6 players in order to participate in this event and many more in the future.”

Finally, the Peterson Museum will host a 24 Hours of LeMans party in Los Angeles where teams will get to compete live on FM6 simulators in a 3-hour long virtual version of the legendary endurance race.