Back in the 70's, one of the other great endurance events alongside Le Mans was the Targa Florio. Held on a public road circuit in Sicily, even though it was part of the World sportscar championship as contested by the mighty porsche 917s and the like, factories would enter lightweight, manoeverable cars to deal with the narrow, winding roads
As in a rally, the cars were set off at intervals and scored on total time taken to complete the event.
As in an endurance race, the race was on a circuit over a number of laps, with drivers swapping over at pitstops.Forza 3's race settings allow a good recreation of the event on a smaller scale.
The Lotus 2-eleven is the freebie car from the Autoweek DLC pack. A small, open-top sportscar, it's very redolent of the Porsche 908/2s and 908/3s that ran at the event from 1969-1974. In stock form it's easy to drive, with a nice power/handling balance. It also has pretty good brakes, and is relatively cheap at 66,000Cr. Traction Control, Stability Managment, and ABS will be banned. Gear shifting to be free.
Rally di Positano is an ideal venue for this sort of event - winding, climbing, twisting in and out of villages and towns and through the mountains. Testing has shown an expected lap time of 6 minutes and 30 seconds or so.
The starting order will be set randomly. The competitors will start at 20-second Intervals, and the race will last for 10 laps, after which the times will be noted. The roll-off delays will then be subtracted, and the final result announced.