Did my first track day today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Left home on the bike (FZR250R) at around 8:00am to get to the track at 9:00am just in time for the rider briefing. I elected to go into the slow group as it was my first time and being on a 250cc bike. My bike only just passed as my rear Dunlop Arrowmax was nearly down to the tread indicator. First session comes around and I'm a bit nervous being the only 250cc 4-stroker out there. Get into the groove of things and find I'm not the slowest by far and start going around people on the outside of corners. Around 10 mins in we see a red flag and have to exit the track. It turns out a new Ducati 1098S has been binned . Next session was better with me getting more confident and leaning it over further. Finally managed to get the peg down while leaning right off so I found the max lean I could achieve. I was amazed how far the Dunlop Arrowmax tyres would go and thought previously they would not hold on at that lean. Again I find I'm gaining on people under brakes and around the corners but on some bikes they blow me away on the straights. Even when I have a run on people on the bigger bikes out of the corner they just flick the throttle and I get blown away. Managed in the next session to not get passed by anyone in the beginners except what looked like a ZX-10. I think most people were not really going for it on the straights. Before lunch an R1 came off on turn 2 and burst into flames . It was a write off and was covered in foam. Took ages to clean the track up with cement dust as there was oil everywhere. In the session after lunch I had a great battle with a 125cc TZ Yamaha 2-stroke GP bike. I was able to keep with him on the corners and on the straights and we changed positions a few times while fighting. Got passed by a fair few bikes this session, an R6 and an RGV250 springs to mind. I asked the guy on the TZ Yamaha and he said he was doing 1 minute 10s around about so was happy me and my little FZR250R was doing reasonable lap times. Coming into crash corner I topped out at 155 km/h which was all my bike could pull down the back straight. I would recommend a track day to anybody who wants to hone their skills on their bike. I enjoyed it because it let me explore my limits and my bikes in a controlled environment which can't be had on the road.