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Porsche Cars Australia offers Forza Motorsport 7 players ultimate prize to ride alongside Mark Webber

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Porsche Cars Australia has teamed up with Xbox Australia and Michelin to offer an exclusive ride in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS alongside Formula 1 race winner and FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber.

While this is competition is restricted to Australian residents 18 years and over, it is undoubtably an massive prize and shows the increasing importance that manufacturers are putting in to video games.

Entrants must play Forza Motorsport 7 between November 06 and December 01 and, via Xbox.com, explain in 25 words or less why they are worthy of a hot lap with Webber in a 911 GT2 RS – a car which recently lapped the 20.6km Nürburgring-Nordschleife in a road car record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds.

Five winners will each receive a flying lap around the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, along with airfares and three nights’ accommodation, a Mark Webber meet and greet, a scale model Porsche and an Xbox One X console. Five runners up will win a Xbox One X console.

“At Porsche, we’re thrilled to team with Xbox and Michelin to be part of this promotion and provide such a unique experience – placing one of Australia’s greatest ever race drivers in our fastest ever 911 at the world-famous Albert Park circuit,” said Porsche Cars Australia Director of Marketing and Motorsport, Toni Andreevski.

“Very few people have the opportunity to ride in a high performance sports car at its limits, so we’re excited to give this exact experience to five lucky winners in our fastest ever 911 – the GT2 RS – in the very capable hands of Mark Webber.”

Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Business Lead at Microsoft Australia adds, “Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing games ever made and it’s great to partner with Porsche and Michelin for such a promotion that encapsulates the thrill and excitement experienced by the game itself,”

“Our lucky prize winners are in for a treat – riding alongside Mark Webber at the wheel of the astonishingly fast 911 GT2 RS is certainly a prize worthy of such a racing game, which provides a sensational 4K racing simulation on the world’s most powerful console, the Xbox One X.”

Michelin Australia Marketing Manager, Tim Hoare was also enthusiastic about the link up, “We are very excited to partner with premium brands such as Porsche and Xbox for the release of Forza Motorsport 7. Both brands share our passion and enthusiasm for motorsport, and the release of Forza Motorsport 7 presents an exciting opportunity for the Michelin brand. We hope that this is the first of many such collaborations in the gaming and e-sports space in the coming years.”

Visit www.xbox.com/en-AU/porsche to enter this promotion and to view its terms and conditions.

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