The Real Race is a one-make eSports series launched by Lamborghini in partnership with Assetto Corsa Competizione. The tournament features five open qualifier weekends, beginning May 29th and culminates on September 18th with a live final. This will feature the top three racers from the first and fifth qualifiers, as well as the top two from the second, third, and fourth qualifiers.
The series make is the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, which competitors can customize in 12 different ways. A specific race livery and trademark logos for Lamborghini Squadra Corse partners Pertamina, Pirelli and Roger Dubuis will be visible on all cars. Assetto Corsa Competizione was developed by Kunos Simulazioni alongside car manufacturers to be a conducive platform for car models like this. Anyone can join the competition, with the first qualifier beginning today, and the first race taking place on June 7th. The top thee racers from the live final will be award with a three-day experience in Italy.
This is Lamborghini’s first real step in the eSports world, and they don’t plan for it to be their last. Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini commented on the new venture, saying “Our aim is to give a new platform for fans of luxury sports cars and sim racing to play with our brand in the virtual and real world. A new competition that will allow us to connect with our community in a different way…” Due to the recent global health crisis, eSports has seen a spike in popularity and prevalence, with sim racing at the helm. With traditional sports on the back burner, fans and organizations alike are turning to videogames to fill the void. Domenicali acknowledges this phenomenon, calling sim racing “one of the fastest growing sectors in eSports.”
For more information on The Real Race and how to qualify, follow Lamborghini’s social media pages or visit esports.Lamboghini.