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I guess that all depends how seriously you want to take your track sessions. If you just want the freedom of being able to stretch your cars legs in a safe (ish) environment with no speed limits then I'd say make sure your tyre pressures and condition are good, brake pads have plenty of meat on them and go and have some fun.
If you want to go balls out you'll benefit lots from a complete suspension upgrade, anti roll bars, cross brace etc, then you'll need better brakes, (Discs, pads, fluid). Then super sticky track tyres will help even more the list never ends, it all comes down to how deep your pockets are.
Also make sure your servicing is up to date and your oils, coolant etc are topped up.
If you do not do anything about the brakes (pads and fluid) be prepared to go one fast lap followed by a slow lap with engine braking, depends on track of course and how aggressive you are. And make sure you end with at least one slow lap to cool the brakes.
I also recommend experimenting with ESC in sport mode or completely off to learn how the car behaves. And learn how to swap brake pads :-)
As for upgrades I would initially recommend better brake fluid and Carbotec XP8/10/12 brake pads which also works well on the street if you can stand the extra dust and some squealing.
You might want something above greens on an S5. Yellows are surprisingly OK for daily driving, I've had no real issues apart from occasional squealing and dust.
Track is really fun BUT you need to ensure that you AND your car are both 100% in every aspect. U need sticky tyres, excellent brakes, firm suspension etc etc etc. Get the car checked over by a shop that know track requirements. And get yourself some instructions too.
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