The previous weeks leagues has some pretty good racing and although i somehow and very surprisingly, got hooked on Forza Horizon for a few days, i did manage to do some pretty good racing in the E class lobbies. The R class Modern GT was disappointingly dirty and messy though.
For this week, i would predict equally mixed feelings for some of these leagues.
Spec Lotus E23
This league is locked to one car, and all drivers will compete in trying to drive it better than the others. The car is the F1 Lotus E23. Personally i really don’t enjoy driving this car. The first 5 gears are mostly useless, and the handling is terrible. This car was very fittingly, the one Pastor Maldonado drove back in 2015 and i wouldn’t be surprised if the leagues here will feel like racing against similar drivers.
Compact Sports Coupes
This league, i will be looking forward to. It will feature ghosted leagues, which means that cars can’t hit each other. This drastically changes the nature of racing, but can be a lot of fun non the less. Especially when you need a break from very messy lobbies. The cars here must be in D class and part of the Compact Sport Coupes. Here you’ll find 5 models of the Mazda MX5, that will be a very popular choice, but make sure to try a few others too. There are some great cars here
Endurange R class 1970 GP
If you’ve been around here for some time, i’m sure you’ll have noticed that i am not too fond of cars that go too fast. S class in Forza is what i feel comfortable with, but anything faster, i get more frustrated than i get excited about. Except for one group of cars, and that is the 1970s’ GP cars. They are a lot of fun to drive, and grip well in the corners.
This is what the endurance league for this week will be. You need to pick one of three cars and tune the way you like, as long as it stays in R class. You can choose one of 3 GrandPrix cars from 1976. It’s the Ferrari 312 T2, the Lotus 77 or the Mclaren M23. All are good cars and feel good on the track. The Lotus seems to have the best stats when it comes to numbers, but numbers can lie when it comes to Forza.
Non the less, this is going to be a fun league with some great, but maybe not too close, racing. Endurance leagues run slightly longer races, with a forced quickstop, that allows for some strategy (at least to get away from too much traffic)