Winning takes more than just being fast. These days on the World Cup circuit, everyone is technically ‘fast.’ So what separates the winners from the rest of the pack? As the saying goes, confidence is key—believing you can take the win is half the battle. A lack of confidence breeds hesitation, hesitation brings mistakes, mistakes mean crashes, crashes mean injuries and injuries don’t win races.

The protagonists of Red Bull’s “Fast Life” series, Finn Iles and Kate Courtney, are both rookies coming into their first year of elite races. In this second installment of the season, both are nursing blows to their confidence from the first World Cup. Finn crashed out of his race run and Kate missed finishing in the top 20—the question is, can they overcome the mind games and perform where they need to to win?