Lamborghini The Real Race: Sant'Agata does Esports

Published: 29 June 2020

► On PC and Assettto Corsa Competizione
► Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo is your weapoon
► Grand final in September

Lamborghini is the latest brand to enter the world of Esports, and it’s kicking things off with The Real Race, a competition basically anyone can actually enter. The competition, which kicked off at the end of May is open to PC racers with Assetto Corsa Competizione – the Blancpain GT-based sim – and obviously requires deft use of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

‘This is an opportunity for us to combine the excitement of virtual racing with the appeal of Lamborghini cars and our motorsports program,’ said Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Lamborghini. ‘Esports creates an environment where race heroes and top drivers can be challenged by anyone. This encourages wider engagement with real-life racing, reflected by Lamborghini’s investment in this new sports platform.’

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Two virtual rounds have already taken place, at Monza and Spa, but the registration for the third round at the Nürburgring will be open until the second of July, with the race taking place on the 5th. You can enter here. 

How does it work?

All players submit their fastest times initially, with the best then put onto a virtual grid at each circuit. The top three from the first and last races and the top two from the races in between will all then face off at Sant’Agata for the grand final on 18 September. Interestingly, David Coulthard will be commentating for the live event. 

Finally, the top three from that will actually get to drive some Lamborghini racing machinery without a PC in sight. There’ll also be a chance to get coaching from the Squadra Corse team.

Anything else?

Races can be streamed and watched on the Squadra Corse YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook – but Lambo also wants to boost your chances of posting a decent time. With that in mind, the Lamborghini has rolled out an official driver, Alberto Costa to give you some tips and tricks for your hot lap. You can watch his advice on the CAR Facebook page below

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast