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In Team Boost Race Events, the player competes in a basic three-lap race that adhere to the basic rules and gameplay mechanics of a Team Race in Team Sonic Racing. As such, the player competes as a single playable character with two teammates to race with and rival teams to race against. Up to four teams of three can compete in this Event, for a total of twelve racers at a time. The teams' different standings during a race are displayed on the left side of the HUD and is constantly updated. Each team on this display also has its own color, which makes it possible to identify the characters who are backlit with these colors. Out on the race track, rival racers are highlighted in red. Racers can also pick up power-ups from the Item Boxes on the race tracks and use them against rival racers. Teammates, however, are unaffected by the player's power-ups. The racers can also pull off various team maneuvers, such as the Item Box Transfer, Slingshot, Skim Boost, Rival Takedown and Team Ultimate.
In Team Grand Prix Events, the player competes in a series of four three-lap races on different tracks. The goal of the player and their team in each race is to get the best position possible. Each race will conclude once the racers complete all three laps. Once a race in a Team Grand Prix has been completed, the racers will receive points in accordance to their final position. However, when deciding the teams' standings after a race, the racers on each team all contribute individually to the team's final ranking after a race, meaning crossing the finish line first will not always be enough. Instead, the team gets points based on their members' final positions in the race. The better the members' final positions in a race are, the more points the player's team will receive. 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), and totaled up for each team. After the points have been dealt out, the next race will begin. After that race has been concluded, the teams will then have their new 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 team with the highest point total will be declared the winner of the Team Grand Prix Event.