After being left in the pits due to poor weather on day one of the Valencia test, Bradley Smith gave up on waiting for better conditions and made his MotoGP
debut with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 just after midday on Wednesday (pictured).
Riding with wet tyres on a damp track, the 21-year-old Englishman has completed 16 laps so far - and lowered his best time to within 3.2s of fastest man and new Ducati test rider Michele Pirro.
Smith, a triple 125cc grand prix winner, is stepping up to the premier-class alongside Cal Crutchlow after two seasons with Tech 3 in the Moto2 category.
See below for further pictures of Smith's first laps on a MotoGP