In Grand Prix Events, the player competes in four basic three lap races that adhere to the basic rules and gameplay mechanics of a Standard Race in Team Sonic Racing. As such, the player takes part in an all-against-all race where they compete by themselves without any teammates by their side. Up to twelve racers can compete in this Event at the same time. The player's standings during a race is displayed in the upper left corner of the HUD and is constantly updated. The racers are also allowed to pick up power-ups from the Item Boxes on the race tracks and use them against rival racers. The racers also cannot pull off any team maneuvers, such as the Item Box Transfer, Slingshot, Skim Boost, Rival Takedown and Team Ultimate.
In Grand Prix Events, the player competes in a series of four three-lap races on different tracks. The goal of the player in each race is to get the best position possible. Each race will conclude once the racers completes all three laps. Once a race in a Grand Prix has been completed, the racers will be rewarded with points based on their final positions in the race. The higher the final position in the race, the more points will be awarded. When reaching the result screen after each race, points will be assigned for each racer's final position (15 for first place, 12 for second, then 10, 9, 8 and so on). After the points have been dealt out, the next race will begin. After that race has been concluded, the racers will then have their points added to those from the previous race. This process is repeated until the last race has been completed.
At the end of the four races, the racer with the highest point total will be declared the winner of the Grand Prix Event.