Quotation1 I've put a little extra something to spice things up! I call it the 'EX World Grand Prix'! A tournament to see who's the best of the best with Extreme Gear! Quotation2
Dr. Eggman
Riders Grand Prix Final

The racers prepare to begin the final stage of the EX World Grand Prix at Sand Ruins.

The World Grand Prix, also referred to as the EX World Grand Prix is an Extreme Gear tournament hosted by Dr. Eggman in Sonic Riders and Sonic Free Riders. It is a competition for Extreme Gear riders around the world to race against each other to see who is the fastest on Extreme Gear. They are mainly involved in the storylines of these two games.

Game appearances

Sonic Riders

By ensuring the Babylon Rogues' participation and charging each contestant a Chaos Emerald as the price of admission, Eggman successfully manages to bring the emeralds into proximity with Jet the Hawk's ancient family heirloom: a cubic control key to surface their ancient home-world, Babylon Garden. After Jet wins the tournament due to Wave the Swallow sabotaging Sonic's Extreme Gear, the Emeralds activate the cube and Babylon Garden rises up from beneath the dunes of Sand Ruins.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

While the storyline of Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity did not take place in a World Grand Prix, it was mentioned, in Team Heroes' Story mode, by Sonic saying that he will see Jet at the next World Grand Prix.

In Normal Race, there is a gameplay mode entitled "World Grand Prix" in which where one or two player(s) race through six courses of the two teams' storyline. Each competitor earns points after each race which is based on the racing position they finished in; a higher placing results in higher points. At the end of the World Grand Prix mode; the player(s) are awarded a bonus amount of Rings based on the overall position of the tournament.

Sonic Free Riders

The World Grand Prix returns in Sonic Free Riders, serving as the main setting of the game's plot. Instead of just two teams, Eggman pits two more teams in this World Grand Prix tournament. Eggman's motives in the tournament is to capture the racing data of all of the competitors to create the "fastest Extreme Gear" using Team Dark's new member, E-10000B. However, when Eggman races against the competitors on this Gear, the doctor loses, claiming that the data "didn't help him at the slightest" and E-10000B reveals itself to be Metal Sonic who then challenges his organic doppelgänger to a race. Sonic beats Metal Sonic and Metal Sonic flees from the scene. Since Eggman didn't have any actual prizes to distribute to the winners, the tournament comes to a close with no confirmed winner but everyone agreed that they had a fun time.


Sonic Riders

Sonic Free Riders

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