|World Racing Grand Prix|
Wārudo Raidingu Dyueru Guran Puri
World Riding Duel Grand Prix
April 7, 2010 – December 1, 2010
The World Racing Grand Prix, known as the World Riding Duel Grand Prix in the Japanese version, or initialed WRGP in both versions, is a tournament held on New Domino City within the series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. A prestigious tournament to celebrate the unification of the Satellite Sector with New Domino City, the tournament has participants from all over the world competing to be the champion. Unlike standard tournaments though, competitors enter in teams of three and compete one at a time under special rules. However, underneath the tournament's prestigious and slogan of international unity, Yliaster is using the WRGP to fuel their plans to complete the Grand Design, an action that once completed will destroy New Domino City and alter the future of humanity by summoning the Divine Temple.
A poster featured in episode 98 reveals that the tournament was sponsored by several corporations featured in previous Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as well as implying that by this time, Pegasus had passed away.
The listed sponsors were as follows:
- Pegasus J. Crawford Memorial Foundation
- The Bolger & Company
- Garam Motors Co., Ltd
- Manjoume Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd
- Senrigan Network Systems Co., Ltd
- Schroider Toys Japan Co., Ltd Cooperation
In accordance with the WRGP Turbo Duels: rather than being a 1-on-1 Duel, it will be conducted through groups and each teams shares a pool of Life Points in each Duel, equal to 4000 times the number of Duelists on their team.
If 1 person on the team loses, all remaining cards on the field of that person are moved, if applicable, to the field of the next person on the team to Duel, and the turn immediately advances to the End Phase. The losing player is still on the duel during the end phase and can activate card effects (if able).
The Graveyard does not move with the other cards.
After a loss, the losing duelist must reach the next member of their team in order to continue the Duel. If the losing duelist absolutely cannot reach the next team member (e.g. due to their Duel Runner being destroyed), the team loses the match. The team also loses if someone tries to help the defeated player reach the pits.
While a team changes their current player, The other team's Speed Counters increase by 1 for each lap their current active duelist completes during the time it takes for the next duelist to come out. If their Speed Counters reach 12, the maximum, each lap takes away 1 Speed Counter from the other team until it hits 0, which means they lose. This rule only occured in the Memorial Circuit, since the Turbo Duel tracks used for the rest of the competence were too long for a duelist to complete more than 1 lap before the other team switches player.
The matches are Survival duels, so the winner of each duel must continue against the next opponent with the same stats he/she finished the last duel (Field, Life points, hand, removed from play cards, and graveyard.)
If a duelist enters the pits (for any reason) by notice of their team, they lose all Speed Counters but do not lose the Duel or the Match; whether or not the remaining person gains Speed Counters per lap in this case is unknown and unconfirmed as of now.
If a team decides to switch to the next member while the other team is switching, they continue with the accumulated Speed Counters.
Lastly, the Duels will also be done on Manual Mode, rather than auto-pilot.
A promoting poster for the event is often shown in the series.
As is name suggests, teams from countries all over the world participated in the competence such as Team Unicorn from Spain, Team Sherry from France, Team Ragnarok from Norway/Sweden ect. However all of the teams use japanese cards (In the Original version) and never spoke in their respective native languages even between team members (For obvious reasons.)
The preliminary rounds for the WRGP are formed like a league and play in a round-robin style. There are 32 participating teams in total, which are then divided into 8 blocks with each block containing 4 teams. Those teams compete against each other. Originally the 2 top teams in each block would advance further in the tournament, but due to the competence being temporally suspended to repair the damage to the city done during the Diablo incident, some of the matches were cancelled, therefore only 1 team in each block advanced.
In the end, the winning teams left, compete against each other in a tournament.
| || || Team 5D's consists of the six Signers & Bruno.
Yusei, Jack and Crow entered the WRGP to win together and contribute to the drastic changes over the unity now found between New Domino City and Satellite. They are the current champions, by defeating Team New World in the finals.
| || || Sherry is participating in the WRGP to get closer to Yliaster to find out their involvement with the tournament and why they killed her parents.
In order to fulfill this task, Sherry was scouting for Yusei as a member for her team. In Episode 103, Sherry tells Yusei that she couldn't find a 3rd member, so it is just her and Elsworth. Their team according to him were in the final eight, however on episode 117 her team is wiped out from the finals due to Yliaster's scheme.
While unnamed in the anime, they are called Team Sherry in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus.
| || ||A famous Turbo Dueling team, they also entering the WRGP. Andre is Team Unicorn's ace member. According to Yusei, they were between the main candidates to win, but they were eliminated in the preliminary round after losing to Team 5D's and Team Catastrophe.|
| || ||Team Mantis was mentioned at the WRGP Premiere. They were eliminated from the WRGP.|
| || ||A mysterious trio of individuals, who were seen after the duel between Yusei and Andre. At the time commenting that Yusei, Jack and Crow haven´t really experienced real fearsome opponents. All 3 of them have criminal marks on their faces. Their objective is to cause their opponents to crash, including Team Unicorn. They were eliminated after losing to Team 5D's.|
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||A member of Team White Tiger is seen Turbo Dueling a member of Team Lightning before the army of Ghost arrive. He subsequently loses and crashes when 2 Ghosts initiate him in a Turbo Duel. They were eliminated from the WRGP.|
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||A member of Team Lightning is seen Turbo Dueling a member of Team White Tiger before the army of Ghost arrive. He subsequently loses and crashes when 3 Ghosts initiate him in a Turbo Duel. They were eliminated from the WRGP.|
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||A member of Team White Wind was seen dueling the Diablo in 106. She was saved by Yusei's arrival. They were eliminated from the WRGP.|
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||A member of Team Burning was seen dueling the Diablo in 106. He was saved by the arrival of Jack Atlas and Kaz. They were eliminated from the WRGP.|
| || ||They appear to the public on Episode 117, being that they also one of the other teams who are in the finals. They have already qualified for the final match of the tournament after defeating Team The Arm and Team Black Baron. They ended as runner-up in the tournament, losing to Team 5D's in the finals.|
| || ||This team is on the WRGP finals. They were eliminated after losing to Team 5D's.|
| || ||This team is on the WRGP finals. They each posses an Aesir card, and had qualified for the B-Block Semifinal Match. They were eliminated in the semi-finals after losing to Team 5D's.|
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||This team is on the WRGP finals. They were eliminated by Team New World.|
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||This team is on the WRGP finals. They were defeated by Team Black Baron.|
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||This team is on the WRGP finals. They were eliminated by Team Ragnarok.|
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||This team is on the WRGP finals. They were defeated by Team New World.|
World Racing Grand PrixEdit
|Episode 104||Japanese||破滅の使者 チームカタストロフ||7 April 2010||7 May 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Envoy of Destruction, Team Catastrophe
|English||Knight Takes Pawn|
|Episode 105||Japanese||闇のカード ヒドゥン・ナイト －フック－||14 April 2010||14 May 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| The Dark Card, Hidden Knight -Hook-
|English||Rook Takes Knight|
|Episode 106||Japanese||ゴースト氾濫！ 恐怖のバトル・ロイヤル・モード||21 April 2010||21 May 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Ghost Flood! The Terrifying Battle Royal Mode
|English||Primo's Plan, Part 1|
|Episode 107||Japanese||覚醒！！ 揺るがなき境地 クリア・マインド||28 April 2010||28 May 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Awakening!! Unwavering State, Clear Mind
|English||Primo's Plan, Part 2|
|Episode 108||Japanese||蘇る恐怖 機皇帝ワイゼル||5 May 2010||4 June 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| The Revived Terror, Machine Emperor Wisel
|English||Primo's Plan, Part 3|
|Episode 109||Japanese||アクセル・シンクロ！ 生来せよ！ シューティング・スター・ドラゴン！||12 May 2010||11 June 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Accel Synchro! Be Born! Shooting Star Dragon!
|English||Primo's Plan, Part 4|
|Episode 110||Japanese||イリアステルの三皇帝||19 May 2010||18 June 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| The Three Emperors of Yliaster
|English||Primo's Plan, Part 5|
|Episode 111||Japanese||古の地 ナスカヘ|| 26 May 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Ancient Land - To Nazca|
|Episode 112||Japanese||紅蓮の悪魔|| 2 June 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Crimson Devil|
|Episode 113||Japanese||燃え滾る魂！スカーレッド・ノヴァ・ドラゴン|| 9 June 2010
|Translated Japanese||Burning, Seething Soul! Scar-Red Nova Dragon|
|Episode 114||Japanese||イェーガー捕獲作戦Ⅱ！|| 16 June 2010
|Translated Japanese||Operation: Capture Yeager II!|
|Episode 115||Japanese||謎にせまれ！詰めライディングデュエル！！|| 23 June 2010
|Translated Japanese||Press Him About the Mystery! The Endgame Riding Duel!!|
|Episode 116||Japanese||モーメント・エクスプレス開発機構|| 30 June 2010
|Translated Japanese||Momentum Express Development Agency|
|Episode 117||Japanese||歪められた過去|| 7 July 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Distorted Past|
|Episode 118||Japanese||新たなるライバル|| 14 July 2010
|Translated Japanese||A New Rival|
|Episode 119||Japanese||鉄壁のスクラム！ 強硬守備を打ち砕け！|| 21 July 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Impregnable Scrum! Crush the Unbreakable Defense!|
|Episode 120||Japanese||想いをつなげ！ 手をつなぐ魔人|| 28 July 2010
|Translated Japanese||Hold onto Those Feelings! Hand-Holding Devil|
|Episode 121||Japanese||奇跡の切り札 眠れる巨人ズシン！|| 4 August 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Miraculous Trump Card, Sleeping Giant Zushin!|
|Episode 122||Japanese||信じる力！ 最強の巨人ズシン ＶＳ シューティング・スター・ドラゴン|| 11 August 2010
|Translated Japanese||The Power to Believe! The Strongest Giant Zushin VS Shooting Star Dragon|
|Episode 123||Japanese||ルーンの瞳のデュエリスト||18 August 2010||25 June 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Duelists of the Rune Eye
|English||Eyes on the Prize|
|Episode 124||Japanese||傷つけられたプライド||25 August 2010||2 July 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Damaged Pride
|English||Duel For Redemption|
|Episode 125||Japanese||魂の戦い！ 極神皇トール VS スカーレット・ノヴァ・ドラゴン||1 September 2010||9 July 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Battle of Souls! Polar God Emperor Thor VS Scar-Red Nova Dragon
|Episode 126||Japanese||降臨！ 第二の神 極神皇ロキ||8 September 2010||16 July 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Descend! The Second God, Polar God Emperor Loki
|English||When Nordic Gods Attack|
|Episode 127||Japanese||激闘！ 運命を賭けた黒い羽！||15 September 2010||23 July 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Fierce Fight! Destiny Riding on Black Feathers!
|English||Tricking The Trickster|
|Episode 128||Japanese||不死身の三極神！ 叫べ、セイヴァー・スター・ドラゴン！||22 September 2010||30 July 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| The Three Immortal Polar Star Gods! Cry Out, Savior Star Dragon!
|English||Yusei's Last Stand|
|Episode 129||Japanese||ギャラルホルン！ 終焉へのカウントダウン||29 September 2010||6 August 2011|
|Translated Japanese|| Gjallarhorn! Countdown to the End
|English||Fight to the Finish Line|