Want to cut good-sized chunks out of your lap times? Concentrate on trying to minimize the amount of time you spend coasting. Watch the pros, and you’ll see they rarely spend much time coasting. They’re either hard on the throttle, or hard on the brakes. Check out Kevin Windham below for an example.
In the first shot, you can see by his riding position that he’s still hard on the gas. As the sequence moves into the second and third shots, you can follow along as he makes the transition from acceleration to braking for the next corner. You can see how he centers his weight over the pegs, and he’ll get his braking done while he’s in a straight line, to set himself up for a smooth trip around the next corner.