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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Los Angeles Laps R/T, a course in Mario Kart Tour. If you would like to know how to obtain this level's Grand Stars and see which drivers work best on this map, please read on.

Los Angeles Laps R/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Hammer Bro Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3100
3 Stars 4100
4 Stars 5200
5 Stars 9600
Larry Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 2500
2 Stars 5100
3 Stars 7000
4 Stars 8900
5 Stars 12400

Raising Your Score at Los Angeles Laps R/T

Position Points and Gimmicks are the Most Important

In order to obtain the most points possible, you should aim for a high position and use items to knock your opponents out of the lead.

Tips for Raising Your Score

Rocket Start

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Always start with a Rocket Start. You can get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.


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Perform Mini-Turbo boosts to gain extra points. It will also slighty increase your speed, helping you catch up or extend your lead in the race.

Gliding Area

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After passing through the middle ramp, you can access a gliding area. Use that to perform a long combo to get more points!

Pass through the Middle Ramp

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Driving through the middle ramp, located at the middle part of the course, will get you more points. It will also give you more speed boost, making it easier for you to take the lead in a race. Just watch out for a Thwomp that will block your way!

T Course Advantage

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There are additional platforms and ramps all over the course. Take advantage of that to earn higher scores!

Skateboard Ring

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Before the part where you pass through the middle ramp, you will see a small skateboard ring. Drive through that area to perform Jump Boosts, which will give you slight speed boost and points!

Side Steppers

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Look out for the Side Steppers! Avoid bumping into them, or you'll slow down. If you have a spare item, you can use that to take them out and increase your points!

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

The best combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you the highest combo bonus and the highest possible score in this course.

Best Combinations
Builder MarioBuilder Mario Red TaxiRed Taxi Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
Builder MarioBuilder Mario Blue SodaBlue Soda Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
NabbitNabbit Pirate Sushi RacerPirate Sushi Racer Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
Funky KongFunky Kong Green CircuitGreen Circuit Great SailGreat Sail
Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate) Sushi RacerSushi Racer Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider

The good combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you a high score in this course.

Good Combinations
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel Fare FlierFare Flier
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Swift JackSwift Jack Fare FlierFare Flier
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Banana MasterBanana Master Full FlightFull Flight
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) Surf SailerSurf Sailer Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine) Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer
BirdoBirdo Bumble VBumble V 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
WarioWario Festival GirlFestival Girl Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Builder Mario, Banana Master, and Great Sail as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Los Angeles Laps R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Builder MarioBuilder Mario Funky KongFunky Kong
NabbitNabbit Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)
2 Item Slots
WarioWario BirdoBirdo
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)
Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
OffroaderOffroader Red TaxiRed Taxi
Blue SodaBlue Soda Pirate Sushi RacerPirate Sushi Racer
Green CircuitGreen Circuit Sushi RacerSushi Racer
Bonus Points x1.5
Bumble VBumble V Swift JackSwift Jack
Banana MasterBanana Master Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel Festival GirlFestival Girl
Surf SailerSurf Sailer Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip Great SailGreat Sail
Combo Bonus x2
Fare FlierFare Flier Full FlightFull Flight
Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Cheep Cheep MaskCheep Cheep Mask 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider

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