After garnering prominence from providing ACC players with quick and ready racing, Low Fuel Motorsport are now doing the same with the original Assetto Corsa.
Arguably one of the most beloved titles in the sim racing community is Assetto Corsa. Despite releasing in 2014, it has withstood the test of time and all kinds of new entries to the sim racing market, including its sister title Assetto Corsa Competizione.
This is in part due to its immense accessibility in regards to implementing third party mods. As a result, players can drive all sorts of cars and tracks, the only limit being one’s imagination. The only thing missing was a populated and efficient matchmaking system for races. Until now.
Low Fuel Motorsport has provided this service to ACC users for many years. But now, AC players can look forward to an online competition system. The groundwork has been laid for Assetto Corsa to join the automated racing competition system.
Assetto Corsa to Low Fuel Motorsport
Building up the Assetto Corsa integration into LFM, the Alpha test seasons begin on December 4. There will be two series running for anyone to join, Mazda Cup and Prototype Challenge. The first will be 20 minutes races in the MX5 Cup car around the Lime Rock south chicane configuration.
For the latter, drivers can take part in a race of 30 minutes in length around Le Mans in Duqueine D-08 LMP3 cars. Like with ACC with its DLC and rFactor 2 mods, there will be links redirecting players to the necessary content for the races.
Directly to OverTake, LFM’s Sören Heim said that in time for LFM Season 13, there would be more series available on Assetto Corsa. The current season ends after 31 December, so the full implementation of AC onto the service begins in 2024 with its beta season.
Stay tuned to the LFM socials for the latest information when it becomes available.
Even though I do not play Assetto Corsa, this news is very exciting. With all the mods available for the platform and LFM not being bound by restraints to stick only with official content, the possibilities for this are truly endless! One must ask though, where does that leave Assetto Corsa 2?
AC2 releases in early access next Summer, so a full release could still be over a year away. The original Assetto Corsa and Competizione still have such strong playerbases. Plus with LFM adding AC alongside ACC, those player numbers could skyrocket.
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