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14:00, 29 May 2020

Lamborghini is launching their first foray into esports with the virtual event 'The Real Race' - and YOU can enter!

In partnership with Assetto Corsa Competizione by Kunos Simulazioni, the tournament begins on May 29 with five qualifier weekends taking place until August 2.

The top three players from the first and last qualifier weekends (and top two players from the second, third and fourth weekend) will be whisked away by Lamborghini to the live final in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, on September 19, where the best drivers will test their skills.

The top three players from the tournament’s live finals will enjoy a three-day experience in Italy, the home of Lamborghini. Players will have a chance to train alongside Lamborghini Squadra Corse drivers and to drive a real Lamborghini race car at an internationally- renowned racetrack.

The new racing sim championship seamlessly blends the real world and virtual world in one super sporting event. The game is also used by official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test and race drivers in their real-life prep.

The Real Race Tournament
Image via Lamborghini

How Do I Enter?

Registration opens today, as well as a free download of the Assestto Corsa Competizione PC game on Steam (from May 29 - May 31). 

The first qualifier week starts today with the first race taking place on 7 June. Players can register here. Follow @Lamborghini on Twitter, or visit esports.lamborghini.com for more information.

 

Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, comments:

Sim racing is one of the fastest-growing sectors in esports, with esports increasingly important to younger generations. I also follow it closely! This is an opportunity for us to combine the excitement of virtual racing with the appeal of Lamborghini cars and our motorsports program.

Former F1 driver David Coulthard MBE says of the game;

I’ve paid close attention to the rise of esports. Seeing the realism of racing games and how drivers are using racing simulators to practice, or professional esports players going from simulation to the real thing, is just incredible.

 

Images via Lamborghini 

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