I have been wondering for awile. When does it benifit (ie lower lap times) to drift or "back it in"? are the two terms interchangable? it appears that in road racing (motogp, wsb, etc) when they do drift the bike the lean angle is greatly reduced, reducing speed as well how ever super moto does it alot, and is the norm for the style of racing. Why? Both being on pavement why the diffrence in style? That being said sliding the bike most certainly has the WOW factor going for it but when does it win races? It has been the standard for circle track for a very long time, what makes it fast for the dicipline of racing? Thank you for your intellegent responses and insight. Moderators I hope I put this in the right catigory but if not feel free to move.