Race Roster Full of Level 1 Drivatars

When I ran through the prologue and first few rounds of Solo races, the racing order was populated with a colorful mix of drivatars of various levels. But lately whenever I try a new race of any variety, the racing order is populated with nothing but drivatars at Level 1.

This isn’t game-breaking at all, but I’m wondering as to the reason why the game decides to pit me against newbies (at least newbies in name only). Am I really that rusty?