pace lap

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the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

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The record-breaking Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S - based on Aston Martin's new four-door, four-seat sports car - will become the first zero CO2 emissions sports car to complete a race pace lap at the Nurburgring 24-hour event.
Much like the well-known 'pace lap', 2011 was a year for most businesses across the region to regain their speed.
SCREAMS: Tragedy struck during the pace lap of the 1960 Indianapolis 500 when a makeshift scaffold collapsed, killing two people and injuring 40.
Despite posting a succession of qualifying pace laps he was unable to close the gap and ended the race one in fifth place.