The Lap Counter shows you how many laps you need out of the set number to finish the race. Most games have the usual three laps but in some games they have more or less.
Number of Laps needed to finish the race
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit: 3 (original tracks) or 5 (SMK tracks)
- Mario Kart DS: 3 (5 in Baby Park)
- Mario Kart 8 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 3 (1 in Mount Wario, N64 Rainbow Road and Big Blue, 7 in GCN Baby Park)