No matter what type of rider you are or what type of bike you ride, it's definitely worth having a run out on a race track. You'll learn more about how your bike performs than you ever can on the road, in an intense, yet safe environment. Plan it right, with these tips, and you'll come out safer, quicker, happier, and much much cooler than before…
1. Book the correct event
Perhaps the most important thing is to pick the right time and place. A normal trackday will be fine of course – they all have 'beginner' groups where you'll start out. But consider finding a trackday that's aimed specifically at novices, so will have plenty of 'slow' groups and instruction aimed that way.
All the track schools – Haslam, California Superbike, and the like, do beginner courses too of course: some aimed at people who can’t even ride on the road! So you 'll be really fine there.