Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, , Australia
for who? lap times would depend on the rider, assuming both bikes are in the required condition. generally a slower or less experienced rider will ride the slower bike as fast or faster due to their brain not being overwhelmed. but a faster rider will go faster on the bike that allows the best combination of higher corner speed and straightline speed as suited to the particular racetrack at hand.
i wouldn't say there's a huge difference between those two. they're largely the same bike apart from the engine capacity and riding position, especially in terms of weight and suspension.
the 996 will be easier to ride faster on the road as it has the power to pull it out of a corner better when the reality of road riding limits cornering speeds.
what sort of answer are you after?