Lamborghini’s Esports series ‘The Real Race’ will return for a second season, with a new and upgraded regional format featuring tournaments across Europe, North America and Asia.
It comes after its inaugural season in 2020 which attracted more than 2,500 drivers from 109 countries.
The world’s leading sim racers will compete driving a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo in the simulation racing game Assetto Corsa Competizione to win an experience at Lamborghini Headquarters in Italy and the opportunity to become the first Lamborghini Official Sim Driver.
Following 2020’s inaugural competition won by German sim racer Nils Naujoks, this year Lamborghini Esports offers a new global approach to The Real Race.
Racers will compete both in traditional Grand Prix and in three endurance races to earn points within their regional leaderboards.
Lamborghini’s Centro Stile, its in-house design department, has created an exclusive race livery, which is customizable in 12 different versions by competitors, with each car and displaying the trademark logos of partners, Kaspersky and Assetto Corsa Competizione.
The competition will take place in a tournament running from June to November in which racers around the world can sign up for the open qualifiers, running weekdays Monday to Friday.
The top 40 players from the open qualifiers go to the closed qualifier hosted every Saturday. Finally, the top 20 participants from the closed qualifiers will enter The Real Race on Sunday, competing twice on the same track.
The ten weekly qualifiers for each region will offer participants the chance to earn points for their respective regional ranking and climb the ladder to become the next regional champion.
Registration for the series is already open.
“eSports is a field where we want to play a major role,” said Federico Foschini, Lamborghini Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.
“The Real Race is a six months-long event that allows players to live the thrill of true competition through the preparation and participation in races against some of the best sim racers in the world.
“We’re proud to host this competition and to offer The Real Race’s winner the opportunity to live a real-life immersive experience in the world of Lamborghini and be provided with the prospect of a career in eSports.”