The Real Race is back for 2021! Here is everything you need to know about Lamborghini’s Esports competition.
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Lamborghini has opened registration for the 2021 edition of its esports competition, known as The Real Race. The second season of the tournament features a revamped format which is designed to “be even closer to the community and players.” Additionally, drivers from around the world will be able to compete this year, with three different qualification regions which encompass the majority of the globe.
The three qualifying regions in question are America, Europe and Africa, and Asia. These will each hold ten rounds over a period of ten weeks, crowning one driver as the fastest in their region by the end of the competition. These races will make use of Assetto Corsa Competitzione as their sim of choice, and the qualifiers will be open to all entrants.
Each week will consist of three stages. The first is the open qualifier stage which will run from Mondays to Fridays with the aim of ascertaining the forty fastest drivers in each region. Those forty racers will progress onto the second stage, which is a series of closed qualifying events over the course of Saturday. This will knock out half of the forty drivers, leaving only twenty drivers to advance to the final weekly stage.
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On Sunday comes the race, the grid for which will be made up of those who progressed from the Saturday stage. In terms of the races themselves, there will be something of a mixture. Most of the Sundays will feature a grand prix length race, but three of the events will be longer, endurance races. As with last year, every driver will be using the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO to compete.
Up for grabs for the fastest driver in each region is an “all-expenses-paid experience” at the Lamborghini headquarters in Italy. There, they will be taken on VIP tours of the factory, given the chance to work and train alongside official Lamborghini drivers, and most significantly the chance to drive a real-world Lamborghini at the track. At the end of this all, one of the three drivers will be selected to become the official Lamborghini sim driver for 2022.
The first round at Monza will start on 5 June, with the race taking place on 13 June. The competition will run through until the final race of the season on 28 November at Misano. If you want to tune in to see The Real Race in action, you can watch each race on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube channel.
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