If are a fan of motorsports, then it is time to rejoice as Lionsgate has dropped the trailer of Race for Glory: Audi vs Lancia, that traces their iconic rivalry at the 1983 World Rally Championship.
Motorsport fans are elated to have another film on the sport, especially one focusing on rally racing, after the Ford vs. Ferrari film. Race for Glory: Audi vs Lancia tells the historic true story of the fierce rivalry between renowned manufacturers, Audi and Lancia at the 1983 Group B World Rally Championship. The film dropped its trailer on December 6, 2023, and has created quite a stir among lovers of motorsport and rallying.
The trailer offers a sampling of the adrenaline-fueled journey ahead of Italian car manufacturer Lancia’s head Cesare Fiorio as he decides to venture forth with a conventional two-wheel drive challenger, the 037 in the World Rally Championship of 1983, instead of attempting to create something akin to the 1982 championship-winning four-wheeler Audi Quattro.
In the trailer, Riccardo Scamarcio plays the protagonist, Lancia head Cesare Fiorio, who decides to try his luck with sticking to his two-wheel drive challenger by going for a highly talented driver instead, Walter Röhl, played by Volker Bruch. And as history remains witness to the fact, playing his hand paid off for Lancia, as they won the Manufacturers’ crown that year by narrowly defeating Audi by two points that year.
The official synopsis reads, “Feel the thrill of the road with this action-packed sports drama inspired by true events. Daniel Brühl (The King’s Man) and Riccardo Scamarcio (A Haunting in Venice) star in a true David vs. Goliath story spotlighting the intense rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia) at the 1983 Rally World Championships. Against all odds, Lancia battles to regain its former glory with an unbeatable combination of bold innovation and extraordinary courage.”
Directed by Stefano Mordini, the film is slated to be released in select theatres, on VOD and digital platforms simultaneously, on January 5, 2024.