Yes and the races are locked behind the story progression.
Currently I'm trying to turn the screen reader off with no success yet. When I started the game today it's narrating everything that's highlighted, very annoying when browsing the menus. I turned the screen reader off in accessibility options (was on system default, which should be off as well) but it just keeps on going. Trying to restart the game atm, takes forever to load.
It seems restarting worked, normal sound is back, screen reader is silent. Back to racing, after the next story segment that is. No races available yet.