The VSR classification is comprised of 14 tiers (or divisions).
Level 1 is the beginner level, level 14 is the Top VSR, or "elite ranking". It is this ranking that is broadcasted worldwide.
When you start on the game, you earn or lose points as you race according to your ranking and level. You move to the next level when the VSR bar (located in the top left corner of the home screen) is full.
Depending on your level, if you underperform, you may lose points and move back to the lower division.