In Mario Kart Wii players had a VR stat for how they performed in races, that system was modified slightly when it came to Mario Kart 7. Aside from starting at 1,000VR, the system also rewards and detracts less points. In Mario Kart Wii, it wasn't uncommon for gains of more than 100 but in Mario Kart 7 I haven't gotten a boost that big even when I beat people with over 6000 more VR points than me. While VR never was a good indicator of skill the new system appears to be even less meaningful. I'm also unsatisfied how there is no BR for battle mode, now it is just factored into your VR.