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Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday 5pm

9 November 2011

Following Sunday's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix an official MotoGP test session was held at the circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The test was the first time that the new 1000cc bikes from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati have been on track at the same time. Bikes from the new 'Claiming Rule Team' (CRT) category were also present.

The test also marked the public debut of a twin-spar aluminium frame - as used by the Japanese manufacturers - on a Ducati MotoGP bike.

Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was absent due to his finger injury, while Nicky Hayden also missed the test after being diagnosed with wrist fractures from Sunday's turn one pile-up.

The next test will start at the end of January, at Sepang.

CLICK HERE for pictures from the test.

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 31.807s (45 laps)
2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 31.968s (33)
3. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 32.338s (75)
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 32.550s (67)
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 33.256s (69)
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 33.332s (62)
7. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 33.433s (72)
8. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 1m 33.648s (41)
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (800cc) 1m 33.814s (55)
10. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (800cc) 1m 34.142s (61)
11. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN Repsol Honda 1m 34.546s (32)
12. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.840s (74)
13. Carmelo Morales ESP Team Laglisse Suter-BMW (CRT) 1m 35.911s (67)
14. Ivan Silva ESP BQR Inmotec (CRT) 1m 36.695s (52)
15. Yonny Hernandez COL BQR FTR Kawasaki (CRT) 1m 37.279s (30)
16. Federico Sandi ITA Grillini Team Gapam (CRT) 1m 38.680s (26)

Fastest Tuesday time:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 32.186s

Valencia MotoGP lap records:
Pole position:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 31.002s (2006)
Fastest race lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s (2008)


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