How to win each Pocket Circuit race in Yakuza Kiwami

The Champion Cup is nightmare-inducing...

Pocket Circuit Racing returns in Yakuza Kiwami with new tracks, a fun selection of Substories, and a special cameo from Majima. Experimenting with all the different parts can take a while, but there are some builds that have been tried and tested to have a high chance of winning. There's some RNG involved, but with enough attempts, these builds are guaranteed to work.

Tournaments

Image via SEGA

Introductory Race

  • Slim Tires
  • Speed Frame
  • Speed Motor
  • Balanced Gears
  • High Speed Battery

Little Racer Cup

  • Slim Plus Tires
  • Speed Plus Frame
  • Speed Plus Motor
  • Balanced Plus Gears
  • Regular Battery

Rookie Race

The same build as the Little Racer Cup (above).

Beginner Cup

  • Spiked Plus Tires
  • Speed Plus Frame
  • Speed Plus Motor
  • Balanced Plus Gears
  • High Capacity Battery

Amateur Cup

  • Extra Slick Tires
  • Extra Balanced Frame
  • Extra Speed Motor
  • Extra Balanced Gears
  • Regular Battery

Standard Cup

  • Extra Slick Tires
  • Extra Metal Frame
  • Extra Speed Motor
  • Extra Balanced Gears
  • High capacity Battery
  • Side Stabilizer

Intermediate Cup

  • Super Slick Tires
  • Super Speed Frame
  • Super Speed Motor
  • Boost Plus Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Medium Suspension

Advanced Cup

The same build as the Intermediate Cup (above).

Pro-am Race

  • Ultra Slick Tires
  • Ultra Speed Frame
  • Godspeed Motor
  • Super Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Medium Suspension

The Ultra Slick Tires can be replaced with the Ultra Spiked Tires if players are having trouble staying on the track.

Elite Cup

  • Ultra Slick Tires
  • Ultra Speed Frame
  • Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Balanced Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Heavy Suspension

Expert Cup

  • Ultra Slick Tires
  • Ultra Speed Frame
  • Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Balanced Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Heavy Suspension

Master Cup

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Speed Frame
  • Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Heavy Suspension

This race may take a few attempts as the car can fly off the track.

Champion Cup

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Godespeed Motor
  • Ultra Balanced Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate

It should be noted that, for the Champion Cup, one boost should be saved for when the race timer is between 36 and 37 seconds.

2005 King of Speed Cup

  • Ultra Slim Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra Godspeed
  • Ultra Boost
  • High Capacity
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate

Related: How many chapters and substories does Yakuza Kiwami have?

Substory Races

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There are two substories attached to Pocket Circuit Racing. One is Substory 50, which includes one race. The other is Substory 56, which involves Kiryu racing against multiple opponents to find the next Fighter.

Substory #50 Searching for the Present

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra High Torque Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Light Suspension
  • Side Stabilizer

Substories #56 The Fighter's Successor - Kideki

  • Slim Tires
  • Speed Frame
  • Speed Motor
  • Balanced Gears
  • High Speed Battery

Pocket Circuit Fighter

  • Ultra Slick Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate

Takuma

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate
  • Side Stabilizer

Majima Races

First Majima Race

  • Slim Plus Tires
  • Speed Plus Frame
  • Speed Plus Motor
  • Balanced Plus Gears
  • Regular Battery

Second Majima Race

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Heavy Suspension

Final Majima Race

  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Ultra Godspeed Motor
  • Ultra Boost Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate

For more information on how to get these parts, check out All Pocket Circuit Parts in Yakuza Kiwami on Pro Game Guides.

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