You can most definitely track this bike, as previously stated.
Short clip of my bike at VIR-South
Nesba VIR-South 063012 - YouTube
Now, this was my first time out on a track ever and the video is of the first half of the day, during which I'm still learning the track, the bike, my comfort level, and practicing the advice being given to me by the CR (course riders). It was a NESBA event and I'm in B Group (beginners). Please bear with my amateur riding.
Brand new Pilot Road 2 tires. EBC Double H Sintered Pads, Rotul 600 fluid. ABS and heated grips, engine guards, Akrapovic Exhaust. 2008 R12R with some miles on the clock.
By the end of the day, I was scraping my engine guards around most of the turns. The bike can definitely lean over and hang with the sports bikes if you take the right line. I don't how to compare with other riders since we're all beginners, and some aren't pushing their bikes as hard as they could...
One of the course riders said he saw an R12R in the Advanced Group with race slicks hanging with the other sports bikes very, very well. The rider's skill was definitely top of the group and he was pushing the R12R to its limits. With that said, the bike can definitely fight with the rest of them, holding it's own in the braking zones and corners, only to lose to higher horse power bikes on the straights.
With that said, I'm glad I could personally experience the potential this motorcycle has to offer on the track. Unfortunately, I'd hate to have something happen to this beautiful bike and will no longer see anymore track days. Instead, I'm going to have to pick up a track dedicated motorcycle and start practicing the basics.