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"Record the fastest time possible, with a new course to master every week that awards you GTA$ and RP for beating our target time or your own personal best - and a championship worthy haul if you can take down the World Record."

Time Trials are a Freemode Event featured in Grand Theft Auto Online. They were introduced with the Freemode Events Update.


Time Trials are short races from one location to another. The goal is to beat a par time, rewarding the player with money and reputation. A purple corona will highlight the starting point, which can be seen on the map as a purple stopwatch icon. There are no checkpoints, meaning the player can take any path they want to reach the finishing point.

The race is live and one-man only, meaning that other players can see the player racing in the freemode session. To avoid interruptions by others, the player is switched to passive mode.

If the player took a wrong turn or ran out of time they can hold F (PC), Y (Xbox One) or Triangle (PlayStation 4) to restart the race. The player will then be placed at the purple corona, and have the option to start the race again.

Time Trials are unique and change every week (real-time). Once the player has beaten the par time, the time trial becomes unavailable and reappears after a while. Any further successful attempt on beating the par time will only give the consolation money ($1,000-$4,000).

Until February 2, 2016, at total of 22 Time Trials were released. A week later the list was started all over again, beginning with Del Perro Pier.

During the «Time Trials Week» (May 6 to May 12, 2016), there were daily Time Trials and the completion reward was double. These Trials were:

  • Friday May 6th: Vinewood Bowl
  • Saturday May 7th: Down Chiliad
  • Sunday May 8th: Mount Gordo
  • Monday May 9th: Great Ocean Highway
  • Tuesday May 10th: Sawmill
  • Wednesday May 11th: Maze Bank Arena
  • Thursday May 12th: End to End


No. Time Trial Locations Par Time Reward
Del Perro Pier Del Perro Pier to Land Act Dam 1:43.200 $51,000
Observatory Galileo Observatory to McKenzie Airfield 2:04.400 $52,000
Great Ocean Highway A Parking Lot in Rockford Hills to Hookies 2:04.900 $52,000
Mount Gordo Beginning of Mount Gordo trail to the peak of Mount Gordo 0:46.300 $51,000
End to End South-east corner of the Terminal docks to Procopio Promenade, Paleto Bay 4:09.500 $54,000
Fort Zancudo Fort Zancudo Approach to the top of Vinewood Hills near the Vinewood Sign 1:44.000 $51,000
Storm Drain In the Los Santos Storm Drain in La Mesa 0:38.500 $51,000
Up Chiliad Paleto Forest Sawmill to the top of Mount Chiliad 1:10.000 $51,000
Sawmill Paleto Forest Sawmill to Davis Quartz Quarry 2:15.000 $51,000
Cypress Flats Cypress Flats to RON Alternates Wind Farm 2:07.200 $52,000
Up-n-Atom Procopio Beach to North Chumash 1:41.300 $51,000
Maze Bank Arena Maze Bank Arena to Sisyphus Theater 1:17.800 $51,000
Tongva Valley Tongva Drive to Dorset Drive 0:58.800 $51,000
Coast to Coast Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness to Cape Catfish 2:29.400 $52,000
Casino Casino to Lake Vinewood Estates 1:00.000 $51,000
Route 68 Route 68, Larry's RV Sales to RON Gas Station, Lago Zancudo 1:19.000 $51,000
LSIA LSIA, top of Multi Level Parking 1 to White Water Activity Center, Tongva Valley 1:43.400


Calafia Way Junction Joshua Road/Calafia Road to North Calafia Way 1:24.200 $51,000
Vinewood Bowl Vinewood Bowl to Sonar Collections Dock 2:58.800 $52,000
Power Station Palmer-Taylor Power Station to Nikola Place, Mirror Park 1:26.600 $51,000
Raton Canyon Hookies to Calafia Road 1:16.600 $51,000
Down Chiliad Down Mount Chiliad in eastern direction 0:57.200 $51,000




  • When attempting a Time Trial, pick a vehicle which suits the situation at hand. Fast motorcycles and Supers are the ideal choices for Time Trials, ideally fully upgraded.
  • Start at day time; most of the time trials pass through or end in un-lit areas, and headlights aren't too efficient, and could put the player at risk of crashing.
  • Most Time Trials require some level of speed conservation. Avoid unnecessary collisions with traffic and be light on the brakes when heading into corners.
  • Particularly for End to End and Storm Drain, pulling wheelies, whether constantly or one giant one, will result in a major increase in both acceleration and top speed. Be sure to pull wheelies whenever possible, even if it means taking a risk.


  • Out of all Freemode Events, this is the only event which is permanently available for the player.
  • Time Trials are not available in sessions with only one player.

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