I think with a game like Mario Kart, we all want to blame luck on our losses. As I said, though, it is partially your own skills. You can get better with practice, so just play when you can. The more you play, the more you improve. That's usually how it goes. Now some people generally have an in issue with drifting in any racing games. Do you share that problem. For me, drift mechanics change between certain games, so I'm good at drifting in some and suck at drifting in others.