While we still debate the effectiveness of countries’ responses to the Coronavirus Crisis, one thing is for certain. Sim racing has seen perhaps it’s biggest popularity boom to date.
Lockdowns worldwide have seen racing fans swap race tracks for their sim rigs which have provided an escape from reality. Fans are virtually living their racing dreams while series are using technology to continue to entertain with broadcasted online events.
Of the most prominent have been F1’s Virtual Grands Prix, Formula E’s Stay at Home Challenge, and the more recent Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual. Each event has proven to be a success in their own rights
However, amongst the emerging eSports series has been a new foray into the market from Lamborghini. The Real Race on Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Similar to McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer, the Real Race is looking to bring the real and virtual worlds together. But what’s at stake?
The competition is open to all gamers and sim racers. Qualifications are done through a single make Assetto Corsa Competizione race where drivers enter one of five qualifying heats.
So far we have seen two rounds of the Real Racer series have taken place; Round one at Monza on June 7th and Round 2 at Spa-Francorchamps on June 21st.
Qualifying is now open for round three which takes place at the Nurburgring. More details can be found on the Lamborghini website along with all the relevant terms and conditions.