Skid just perfectly nailed the point. Time Trial first lap is irrelevant whit or whitout boost start and no matter how much Firestorm (boost) power-up have in your inventory at the start. Maybe if you pick up all the power-ups allong the way, (whichs currently impossible do the fact you can't pick up a new one while the others in your inventory a full burned out) but thats a big "maybe".
Science WINS again!!!
Then they opened a portal to another dimension and kidnapping the locals.
The pissed locals are head enough and strike back.
and then... ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE