The climax of the Forza Racing Championship season 3, Microsoft's eSports championship for its premiere racer, is tying up with the world's greatest motor race.

Today, we're excited to share that the Elite finals will take place in France during the most prestigious endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from June 17-18 – making it the largest racing esports event ever hosted at Le Mans.

For eSports racing this is huge. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's premiere racing event, drawing attention from fans the world over towards the infamous Circuit de la Sarthe. Not only that the Forza finals will be taking place during the event, the winner will receive a money can't buy prize.

The trophy presentation will be on the same podium used by the top three teams in the 24 hour race. And for fans of motorsport, it doesn't get much better.

For those of us not heading to France this year, we'll be able to catch the action live on Beam, Twitch or YouTube over June 18 and 19. Such a huge partnership also shows great, and continued commitment from Microsoft towards eSports. Forza sits alongside Halo and Gears of War in having its own championships, and as this announcement proves, Forza isn't being left behind.