Well, since I do not race for money, I really do not care. I will probably NOT mess with mine. If that costs me a second or two who cares. The point of track days is to have fun and learn to drive the car. Stability control or not makes no difference. If it comes on when I take it to the track, who cares. Most Golf R owners have found out that the ESC light only kicks in if you drive like a hamfisted fool. If you drive smooth, you will never see it. So again, the golf is a Daily driver first and track toy a distant second.