The intention of this page is to keep tips and FAQ for Furai Rising in one place, which will hopefully help people race this event.
Complete Furai Rising, an 8-day special event, to earn a near-mythical Mazda Furai!
— Natalia, Agent
Complete all goals to own the Mazda Furai and up to 100 A Legend Yet To Be Realised
— In-game description.
Furai Rising is an event in Real Racing 3. It gives the players a chance to win the Mazda Furai, after Mazda Update (v5.4.0) was updated. Furai Rising starts 29th July 2017 and has an 8-day time limit..
Stages like this make bot slowing very difficult! Now maybe some of it is my fault because I was driving slow. I realized I was going to run out of time so I gunned it and cut the chicane. I probably should have tried the race a 2nd time without driving slow in the preferred raceline. It's possible that the second-place bot was slowing down for me. We'll see how much this big lead hurts me later on. 0 upgrades here.
3.1 I decided to do some blocking and let 1st go way ahead. Then catch up by pushing the car... and let him go again. I need to keep the bots slowed down.
3.2 I met average speed while finishing 2nd. I tried this once before and had to be WAAAAAAY in the lead to keep up my speed. No good for bot management. So I tried again the way you see. It worked perfectly!
3.3 I managed this one completely unserviced with 1111111. The brakes are so awesome in this car!! I was shocked how late I could brake and still stay on track.
3.4 I was pretty sure I could do this unserviced with the shortcuts. Beats having to wait or watch ads for servicing!
4.1 I wasn't going to upload this because it seemed quite easy. However it might be hard if you don't know the cuts. The Bots did make up a lot of time on the straightaways. Based on how big of a lead I got I'm pretty sure you could do this without any cuts at all, but I was just looking to get to the next stage.
4.2 1st attempt at it. You can brake quite late. May be able to take that whole final section flat out, haven't wanted to risk it yet. 1112121.
4.3 Get a big lead right away!
4.4 Bot slowing worked, but not a lot. Got it down from 277.2 kph to what you see here. Both targets are easy, but I want to keep the targets low. 1112121. Oh yeah, had a stupid oops.
5.1 I'm still not used to how late you can brake in this car. Obviously you can get away with some minor slipping in this event. You can also get away with about 1.0 seconds of off track. 1112121
5.2 A little trickier. I used cuts to keep up my speed. I turned around and ran backwards for 2 reasons. (1) I knew I'd catch the leader to quick, then I'd finish with a BIG lead. (2) I needed to keep my speed up, can't just sit there!
5.3 Not very hard. Just don't overheat, it blows the engine. They should have had fire shoot out!! I misjudged how close to finish line was and crossed it too early. Hopefully I can find a place for bot slowing later on.
5.4 UPGRADE TIME. I tried many times to hit 290 kph with just R$ upgrades but the best I could get was about 284 kph. I spent 50 gold for tier 2 & 3 Body upgrades. I still had to hit the wall at the end of the start/finish straight just right so that I didn't go off track. Oh, sorry for the pause in the middle of racing. Real life was happening at the same time.
In addition to overtaking it is necessary in the final table to take the 1st place to create the required distance... and by the way 2 of overtaking is not required - enough 1, and possibly 0 of overtaking, but this is not tested:
Stage 5 Goal 4 (1132121)R$ only in the best attempt scored 178 mph so in theory you could try 1122121, but once the local guru was 1132121 I followed the example.
6.1 Easy one. I was testing the limits of grip, thus the off-track. I thought this was 2 laps... finished too far ahead AGAIN.
6.2 It took me a bit to find a good strategy. Don't waste ANY time skidding or off-track. Lift a bit early and roll the corners a bit. Take the 1st lap hard, then take the next 3 a bit easier. Your speed on the start/finish straight saves you time on laps 2 to 4.
6.3 I tried to do some bot slowing but it did nothing. I only saved 2 runs. You are allowed 1.0 seconds of off-track even though it doesn't say so. Easy serviced, harder unserviced like my last run so I cut a bit.
6.4 1st attempt, just go for it!
7.2 This one drove me mad for some time. I added tier 2 and 3 upgrades to the exhaust. First you have to figure out the best strategy around the track and then you need a bit of luck. A lot of times I had a good run going but then cars would crash right in front of me. Remember... If a crash happens in the same place two or three times in a row exit the race and re-enter. It will shuffle the bots to give you a slightly different lineup.
7.3 is a joke of a speed snap, no video required! I am still working on a 7.4. I've already bought some additional upgrades so I'm certainly past what Tuwwel achieved for day 7. Tuwwel, I look forward to your video for 7.4!
7.4 Obviously I've added more upgrades. It was still hard to do. The lead car always finishes with 7 seconds on the clock so you really only have 8 seconds to pass him. I decided I would get into him at some point to add time to the passing zone (make him finish later). Then I just had to get to his inside on that last corner and time the pass near perfectly. I probably shouldn't have messed around so much letting him catch up to me, that was way too close at the finish line!
8.1 Quite easy. As you can see I actually slow down a bit at the end.
8.2 This one is easier than it first seems. You do have to run pretty clean to hit average speed. However, I didn't even run as clean as I would have in a time trial.
8.3 This one is quite hard. A good 40 runs for me to figure out a strategy and then implement it. You need to have a strategy right from the start to make this work. You have to make your top speed run on the first lap or the top bots will be in your way. I could not find enough speed on the start-finish straight because it goes uphill. So after I start and pass a whole bunch of bots I have to slow down for that 180 degree turn. Then there's the slight right hand turn that I have to slow down for. You have to plan your top speed run right there. Brake early so you can get in the gas early and then stay full throttle until you see me hitting the brakes. You have to get it just right or you slide off track. As you can see, I almost ran out of track that time. Then it's just a matter of racing hard and staying on track to overtake the remaining bots.
8.4 1st try!! I did this stage very similar to how I did 8.3. I knew the speed run would be easier. Dealing with the Sesto is not as easy with an overheating engine. Minor contact is obviously allowed.
8.5 This one is no walk in the park final race like we often get. The front pack of 3 bots is so close together, so you have to be careful how you pass them 1 at a time. Contact is allowed but if you do too much of that you're not going to catch the Sesto.
The player has 8 days to complete the 8 stages, the event is 8 days x 24 hours. The first stage will start the time the player starts it, the last stage will end 8 x 24 hours later. As stage 01 is normally straight forward and can be completed without an upgrade or service, it can be started late in the day, it doesn't matter if stage 01 isn't completed the first day, it can be continued the following day. Stage 02, will automatically unlock at midnight, but can only be raced once stage 01 is complete. Stage 03 will unlock at midnight the following day, and so on up to stage 8. In total there will be 8 x 24 hours = 192 hours to complete all stages.
Start Saturday@ 7:30 PM the event will end 8 days x 24 hours later, Sunday @ 7:30 PM,
Start Stage 1
Sat from 19:30
Sun from 19:30
Mon from 19:30
Tue from 19:30
Wed from 19:30
Thu from 19:30
Fri from 19:30
Continue Stage 8
Sun until 19:30
Mon until 19:30
Tue until 19:30
Wed until 19:30
Thu until 19:30
Fri until 19:30
Sat until 19:30
You need to choose the best time for you to start Furai Rising event, or more importantly when is the best time for you to end the event!
RR3 Michael P wrote (pre-race tip): I wouldn't recommend starting the event on the first day, July 29th, as many racers, who start as soon as the event opens, complain about bugs, which FM then fix! Instead, leave the start a day or two and let other people do the bug testing. Also, the tips and details can be filled in by the early adopters, so starting a day or two later gives a better heads up.
Ideally, for racers who are busy Monday to Friday and have the weekend free, the best day and time to start is as late as possible Saturday, as long as it's before midnight, meaning stage 8 of the event can be completed over two days, the following Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately there maybe a short time to start this event! It maybe only is open for 2 weeks, as the next event is expected August 12th. Keep an eye out for adverts to start the event and watch for a countdown to start. Once started the event can be run, even if it's closed to new racers.
The way FM display the date isn't very clear, they use a rounding factor. The days and hours remaining, to start, is changing at mid day or on the half hour. The closing date and time displayed is a cautious closing date and time. Keep an eye out for adverts to start the event and watch for a countdown to start. Once started the event can be run, even if it's closed to new racers.
Will this event be added to the race career?
FM went though a spell of adding special events to the racing career, the last time a special event was added was September 2015 v3.6, NASCAR Academy was added directly to the NASCAR career, without previously being released as a Time Limited Event (TLE). Previous to that was April 2015 v3.3, with Redline: Origins and MotorFiesta 1. It is therefore unlikely this event will be added to the racing career.
Will the car be available to win in the future?
The Mazda Furai is available to win if the challenge is completed in 8 days, after August 5th the Mazda Furai can be purchased.
This vehicle can be acquired for 700 or 560 with showcase discount. It can sometimes be bought for ?? as a 'Get it Now' price, unlocking Concept vs Production.
If you start to play the event, all upgrades, customizations and VIP will remain on the car permanently, whether you acquire it from this event or buy it later.
— Natalia, Agent
What is the minimum PR / upgrades required
RR3 Michael P wrote (pre-race): Since Generations, if the players car is far below the recommended PR level the bots run impossible times. Once the car is upgraded the bots return to normal times. Slowing the bots works, only when the PR requirements are close. Some goals have fixed top bots. Possible upgrade strategies:
Upgrade the car with R$ and pay (30/40/50 ) to skip impossible goals
Top racer (0.1%)
Required for series completion.
Fully upgrade the car
Fully Upgraded PR86.6 5444343
I'm calling minimum spend on this one 170 (I know, early but I trust the information I have) but suspect it will take most people 295Icon Gold. A target for Tuwwel and ME7 to shoot for anyway ;-)
(Can be calculated from the figures before starting day and figures after completion of the special challenge)
Credit and Thanks
Many of the tips and FAQ have been combined from posts left by this RR3 wiki community, a big credit needs to go to this excellent community. Also, thank you, to everyone who has left comments and tips, for this challenge.
Comments and Tips
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Can an event be run with a broken car?
If so with what PR/upgrade?
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↑ 1.01.11.2The way FM display the date isn't very clear, they use a rounding factor. The days and hours remaining, to start, is changing at mid day or on the half hour. The closing date and time displayed is a cautious closing date and time.
The best time to start is late in the day local time, as the next stage opens at midnight local time.
If the event is started 11PM August 1st 2017 (local time), the event can be completed 8x24 hours later, 11PM August 9th 2017. Allowing almost two full days to complete the last stage.