time trial

time trial
noun
: a competitive event (as in auto racing) in which individuals are successively timed over a set course or distance

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noun, pl ⋯ trials [count]
: a race in which competitors are timed as they race over a course and the one who completes the course in the least amount of time is the winner

He posted the second best lap in the time trials.

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ˈtime trial 7 f43 [time trial time trials] noun
(in cycle racing and some other sports) a race in which the people who are taking part race on their own in as fast a time as possible, instead of racing against each other at the same time

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