Although it might be annoying not being able to easily find neutral on a range bike, on the road, it’s a very good thing. When I took BRC the first time, I rode a Nighthawk for parts of the class. Eventually, I got so sick of tinkering around finding neutral, I just cut the engine and tinkered with finding neutral with it off. That’s some advice to you folks taking BRC– if you want to keep your rider coaches happy, when they give the cut-it signal, use the engine cut-off switch. You can figure out getting it into neutral with the engine off.
I’ve hit neutral a few times riding on the 250. Hasn’t happened in a while. It’s not a big deal, just don’t panic. Give it more boot next time.