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The global search for the best sim racing talent continues into a fourth season in 2023
The launch of The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports season in 2023 marks the dawn of a new era for Lamborghini in the world of virtual competition, as proudly look set to embark on our fourth edition of the highly regarded and vastly refreshed virtual competition for our fans throughout the world, held on Assetto Corsa Competizione game.
Featuring the latest Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 car, new and exciting format changes and the chance for our competitors to test themselves against the very best talent in elite Esport competition across three continents, The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports is set to become our biggest and most ambitious esports project yet as we strive to live our core values - to be authentic, to be brave, to be unexpected.
Format changes for 2023
New for this season is an opportunity for aspiring Esport talent to showcase their skills live, on-site at a selection of world-famous racing venues throughout Europe. Running alongside the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS racing paddock, the fantastic Fanatec Arena will be made available for members of the public to try their hand on our cutting edge racing simulations, with the fastest driver from each event earning a wildcard entry into The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports Grand Final.
Circuit Paul Ricard | June 3rd
Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps | July 2nd
Nürburgring | July 29th
Running alongside the circuit activations, drivers from the EU region are invited to participate in a four round online racing series, preceded by a hotstint competition ahead of each standalone racing event, while NALA and APAC Regions have a single hotstint qualification (each) followed by a Regional Final featuring the best 24 drivers from each region.
In addition to that Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai has become the first dealers globally to be a partner in the real race programme. by organizing itssimulator tour around leading schools and universities in Abu Dhabi & Dubai to identify and scout the best student racing ‘drivers’ in the country. Culminating into the tournament to select the best 3 students to represent the UAE.
For the EU drivers, the challenge will be to qualify for each race via a leaderboard hotstint competition, with the fastest 24 drivers from the qualifiers progressing to a standalone race, using the widely regarded Assetto Corsa Competizione simulation, to determine the top four finishers who progress to the on-site final at the Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit.
The qualified drivers (16 in total) plus additional wildcard qualifiers from the on-site activations at Paul Ricard (1), Spa-Francorchamps (1), Nürburgring (2) and three from the Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai Dealer Network will make up a 23 driver final grid, whereupon the EU finalists and wildcard entrants will be invited to the Fanatec Arena to take part in an on-site grand final alongside the GT World Challenge race weekend at the famous Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit.
A money can’t buy prize
The goal for each of the participants in our The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports series will be to finish first in the grand final, and with it, win a money can’t buy opportunity to become a factory driver in the new Automobili Lamborghini Esports Team - joining a professional esports team as we take part in some of the most difficult and prestigious esports racing activations throughout the world.
For the winners of the NALA and APAC region, they too will join the Lamborghini family as proud representatives of the brand within championships from their own regions, expanding the reach of Lamborghini in international virtual motorsport, and presenting a valuable opportunity to positively impact the lives and careers of those good enough to take the step to the top of the Esport racing podium.
The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports season features an action packed calendar of events beginning in June for EU competitors, and later in the year with an August start for our APAC and NALA participants.
EU Hotstint Qualification
Circuit Paul Ricard.
Start June 5th at 11:00 CEST / End June 12th at 10:00 CEST
Monza Grand Prix Circuit.
Start June 12th at 11:00 CEST / End June 19th at 10:00 CEST
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Start June 19th at 11:00 CEST / End June 26th at 10:00 CEST
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Start June 26th at 11:00 CEST / End July 3rd at 10:00 CEST
EU Qualification Races
Race 1. Paul Ricard June 15th at 19:30 CEST
Race 2. Monza June 22nd at 19:30 CEST
Race 3. Barcelona June 29th at 19:30 CEST
Race 4. Spa July 6th at 19:30 CEST
NALA Hotstint Qualifying
Start August 14th at 10:00 CEST / End August 28th at 10:00 CEST
APAC Hotstint Qualifying
Start August 17th at 10:00 CEST / End August 31st at 10:00 CEST
EU Regional Final (on-site)
Date: July 30th 2023
Race 1 - Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit
Race 2 - Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit
NALA Regional Final (online)
Date: September 2nd 2023
Race 1 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix Course
Race 2 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix Course
APAC Regional Final (online)
Date: September 6th 2023
Race 1 - Suzuka Circuit
Race 2 - Suzuka Circuit
Live Streaming and Official Website
All events of The Real Race - Super Trofeo Esports will be broadcast live and exclusive on the official Lamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube and social media channels.
Further information about the series can be found on the official website.