Lamborghini has announced that its popular The Real Race esports series will return for a third outing this year, with the winner guaranteed a spot on Lamborghini’s recently announced official esports team.
The 2022 edition of The Real Race is again split into three separate regions; Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), North America/Latin America (NALA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). The competition will use the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 for Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC), which was recently unveiled as part of ACC’s Challengers Pack DLC.
The 2021 regional competitions were won by Jordan Sherratt (EMEA), Fidel Moreira (NALA) and Andrew O’Hara (APAC), with Sherratt going on to join Giorgio Simonini and Gianfranco Giglioli as an official Automobili Lamborghini Esports Team driver.
Due to an expected increase in demand from drivers, the format has been tweaked for 2022, with four initial Qualifiers, a Group Stage, the Last Chance race and a Final determining the overall winners.
The top 24 from the four Qualifier races will proceed to the region-specific Group Stage, with two races per day over six days. The top 15 in the points qualify for each regional Final, with the Last Chance race determining one more driver to join them, creating three grids of 16 racers.
Details on how the overall winner of the competition will be decided are unavailable at this stage, but a shootout between the top three regional winners at Lamborghini’s base in Sant’Agata is the most likely scenario, similar to the 2021 event.
|Regional Final Position||Prize|
|1st||€2,000 Amazon voucher|
|2nd||€1,200 Amazon voucher|
|3rd||€750 Amazon voucher|
|4th||€450 Amazon voucher|
|5th||€350 Amazon voucher|
|6th||€250 Amazon voucher|
The prize pool for this year’s event amounts to €15,000 in total, with the winner of each regional final receiving a €2,000 Amazon voucher. The top six competitors in each regional final are guaranteed a share of the prize pool.
Lamborghini’s The Real Race competition is open to anyone with the PC version of Assetto Corsa Competizione. Entrants must be at least 16 years old and must register via the official Lamborghini Esports website.
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|Qualifiers||Group Stage||Last Chance||Final|
|Qualifier 1||Race 1||Last Chance races||Regional Finals|
|7th-15th May 2022||EMEA||21st-25th September||16th October 2022|
|9th and 10th July 2022|
|23rd-29th May 2022||16th & 17th July 2022|
|23rd & 24th July 2022|
|Qualifier 3||Race 2|
|6th-12th June 2022||EMEA|
|3rd and 4th September 2022|
|13th-19th June 2022||10th and 11th September 2022|
|17th and 18th September 2022|