When playing a 2-player "vs" race in Mario Kart 8, the highlights reel (which can be viewed in the "MKTV"/"MarioKart TV" section from the main menu) identifies the first player by the name of their "User Mii", which is the user who was selected when the Wii U was powered on. However, the second user is identified by the character name (e.g. "Mario"). Is there any way for the second player to select a "User Mii" when joining a "vs" race?
Looking in the manual (also available online) (section 6, "Save data"), it says that saved data is associated with the User Mii that is selected when the Wii U is turned on, but it doesn't make any mention of multiplayer races. The vs/battle section of the manual makes no reference to User Miis. So it sounds like you can't, but that feels like a frustratingly inconsistent feature. Although I guess it doesn't save ghost data and other stats during "vs" races, so perhaps there isn't much lost.
So can you select a user per player/driver in local multiplayer mode? Or just for the first player?
EDIT: A comment on another question suggests that in some games this is possible, but in others it is not. From what I've seen in-game, it looks like it is not possible in MK. Is there anyone who can confirm that for me?