Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia: is Daniel Brühl sports film a true story, UK release date, cast, and trailer

Daniel Brühl stars in multi-language motor racing film Race for Glory: Audi vs Lancia based on a true story 
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Motor racing drama movie Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia, starring Daniel Brühl and Cesare Fiorio follows the rivalry at the 1983 World Rally Championship between team Audi and team Lancia.

The film is rally racing’s answer to the Oscar-nominated 2019 F1 biopic Ford v Ferrari and is also based on real events. Shot in Italy and Greece, and featuring an international cast, the movie is an English, Italian, German, French, and Greek language production.

As Race for Glory premieres in the UK, we look back at the 1983 season that became an underdog story as Lancia took on racing juggernaut Audi.

Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia stars Daniel Brühl and Riccardo ScamarcioRace for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia stars Daniel Brühl and Riccardo Scamarcio
Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia stars Daniel Brühl and Riccardo Scamarcio

Is there a trailer for Race for Glory?

Yes, watch it here:

Who is in the cast of Race for Glory?

  • Daniel Brühl as Roland Gumpert
  • Riccardo Scamarcio as Cesare Fiorio
  • Haley Bennett as Reporter
  • Katie Clarkson-Hill as Jane McCoy
  • Volker Bruch as Walter Röhrl
  • Bruno Gouery as Race Commissioner
  • Carlotta Verny as Monika Röhrl
  • Jacopo Rampini as Announcer
  • Esther Garrel as Michèle Mouton
  • Rebecca Busi as Fabrizia Pons

Is Race for Glory a true story?

Inspired by true events that occurred during the fierce rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia) at the 1983 Rally World Championships.

The Audi Quattro, driven by Hannu Mikkola, took on the Lancia Rally 037 with Walter Röhrl behind the wheel. All expectations put the  Roland Gumpert’s Audi team, led by Mikkola, ahead, but the Italians had a secret weapon - German rally driver Walter Röhrl, who they recruited to drive the 037 in half of the 1983 races.

The championship began in Monte Carlo and the Audi/Lancia rivalry heated up over the 12 events taking place over the year across the globe. In the end, Mikkola easily took the Drivers’ title, but Lancia edged its way to the Manufacturers’ title, emerging just two points ahead of Audi.

When is Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia out in the UK?

The film was released in the UK on Monday February 5, and became available to stream simultaneously. You can rent or buy the film from the Sky Store in HD (£4.99 to rent, £9.99 to buy).

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