I've jumped in with both feet to learning the whole track in one go, and a 1000cc bike, with MT, Low ABS and Traction, Wheelie and Stoppie off, and no corner info. It's a steep learning curve.. but that's the entire attraction for me. I'm currently in limbo... I'm hesitating a lot, backing off quite often, and dropping 5-6 seconds per section where I don't need too... but I'm still going too fast that bike will step out under braking, or simply not change direction fast enough if I've misjudged something. 80% of crashes are because I don't know the course, the rest are failure to control the bike when I do know where I should be going.