The Real Race is a racing series by Lamborghini on Assetto Corsa Competizione. The second season will be longer and even more competitive than the first, with ten races between June and November. The competition itself will be split into three regions: EMEA, NALA and APAC. The car of choice will be the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO. The three winners get an all-expenses-paid experience at Lamborghini's HQ in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. One of them will get the opportunity to become the car manufacturer's official esports racer for 2022.
Before each race there will be an open and a closed qualification round to determine the 20 participants of the main race. In the main race, which can either be sprint or endurance format, drivers earn points throughout the season. The first qualification round begins on 5 June, with the first race taking place on 13 June. The season culminates in a Grand Final on 28 November.
The Real Race 2021 is a ten-race series from June until November.
- Week 1: 6-13 June, Monza
- Week 2: 5-11 July, Laguna Seca
- Week 3: 19-25 July, Suzuka (Endurance)
- Week 4: 2-8 August, Kyalami
- Week 5: 23-29 August, Zandvoort
- Week 6: 13-19 September, Nürburgring (Endurance)
- Week 7: 27 September until 3 October, Catalunya
- Week 8: 11-17 October, Silverstone
- Week 9: 8-14 November, Spa Francorchamps
- Week 10: 22-28 November, Misano Adriatico (Grand Final)
The event will be available on different streaming platforms on the internet. You can either tune in via the official The Real Race website or enjoy the event on Lamborghini's YouTube channel.
Each event features three phases: the Open Qualifiers, the Closed Qualifiers, and the main event. The Open Qualifiers begin on the Monday of each race week at 10 AM CEST and close on the following Friday at 11.30 PM CEST. The first week makes an exception by starting two days early. In the Open Qualifiers, players must complete as many laps as possible in ten minutes. The best 40 drivers then advance to the Closed Qualifiers.
The second phase takes place on the Saturday of each race week. The 40 participants aim to score the fastest lap in a three-hour session. The top 20 qualify for the main event on Sunday. The main events can consist of either two Sprint Races which last 45 and 60 minutes respectively or one two-hour Endurance Race. Overall, there will be eight Sprint Race events and two Endurance Races. 45 and 60-minute races award the same number of points. Endurance Races grant slightly more points to the participants. The Sprint Races of the final week distribute more points among the racers than regular ones.
The winners of each region will get an all-expenses-paid VIP tour at the company HQ in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. One of the drivers will also be given the opportunity to represent Lamborghini as their official esports racer for 2022.