But you can set the panning so it functionally behaves like a mono Track.
Would a button that switched between mono & stereo be nice? You bet.
Does that button currently exist? No.
So recreating or panning are it for now
That’s the range of what’s available for you to use right now and most likely the only choices you will have until that magical day in the future when your feature request (which has been asked for at least a decade) suddenly appears in Cubase 26.5. Meanwhile panning is generally gonna be easier and faster than recreating the Track…