Hopper Multiplayer: Not the same race for all party members

While playing some B-Class Hopper multiplayer with a party of 3 last night, my friends and I realized that we were not experiencing the same race at all. Over several matches in which we were all in a lobby together, we never once saw each other in a race, often held the same place at the same time, saw a different number of total racers in an event, and even saw a difference in the front-runners and winners of the race. We each appeared in each other’s final standing list, but almost never in the correct place. The only thing that seemed to be consistent was the course we were on. Am I the only one experiencing this?