Mario Circuit 3 is the first track in the Lightning Cup. It is a long, almost symmetrical track with many twists and turns , but no obstacles other than Pipes and Oil Slicks scattered throughout the track. One curve is extremely sharp and is performed best by slowing down or drifting. At the end of the track there is one zipper which can be used to take the lead or catch up at the last minute. There is also a shortcut: Soon after the sharp twist, there is a less sharp curve. The gap in the crash barrier there can be used to avoid the curve. It is best to use a mushroom or a star here, to avoid slowing down.