Is this how autocross is supposed to work?

No matter what, it always says I have 52,822 gates out of however many there are. Going through the gates or not going through them seems to have absolutely zero effect. I’m assuming this isn’t actually how things are supposed to be?

EDIT: I did one of the autocross rival mode things, I managed to get roughly top 50th in the world by just ignoring all the gates and getting around the track as fast as I could. I really, really, reeeeally suck at this game, so something is definitely a tad askew.


Same for me…