New Gresini Honda signing Scott Redding completed his first laps on the production RCV1000R in Valencia as the British prospect makes the step up to MotoGP.

Redding, who is still suffering with a wrist fracture sustained in a huge spill at Phillip Island, managed 34 laps at the Spanish circuit - his first on a MotoGP machine since he took part in a private test with Ducati in 2012.

He lapped in 1m 34.195s to end the day in 11th position at the Valencia MotoGP test, 2.938s adrift of the fastest time set by Jorge Lorenzo.

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Redding was one-second behind the other RCV1000R on track, in the hands of Aspar's Hiroshi Aoyama, but - despite his physical condition and lack of data for the brand new machine - effectively matched Moto2 title rival Pol Espargaro, making his MotoGP debut at Tech 3 Yamaha.

"Comparing the Moto2 to the RCV1000R is easy; they are completely different. It's another story altogether, so because of that I was trying to pick up confidence slowly but surely," said Redding.

"It was also good to begin work with the team, who have been very professional. I'd say overall it was a positive experience.

"It's a shame my physical condition isn't perfect yet, but working methodically and without pushing too much I can do it.

"Tomorrow I will try to improve my 'relationship' with this powerful new bike, as well as getting used to working closely with the new group."

Team boss Fausto Gresini reflected on an encouraging first test for Redding, describing Honda's new production racer as a 'captivating' machine.

"It was a special day today, as often happens when there is a new rider in the garage and a bike as captivating as the RCV1000R," he said.

"The first contact was positive though, and Scott has faced up to this new experience in a calm and methodical manner.

"He wants to understand the bike and pick up enough confidence before going in search of fast lap times," Gresini added.

"Besides, his physical condition is still not right and the problems he has in his left forearm mean that he has to be a bit more cautious with this debut."