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Valencia MotoGP test times - Tuesday 3.30pm
13 November 2012
Following Sunday's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix, a two-day post season MotoGP test began at the circuit on Tuesday.
However rain began falling shortly after the track opened and the circuit has remained wet ever since. The fastest lap times were set on slicks just before the rain.
The test marks Valentino Rossi's first Yamaha laps since 2010, while Rossi's Ducati replacement Andrea Dovizioso is making his Desmosedici debut.
Rossi (pictured) - did not complete a flying dry lap.
By contrast, Moto2 stars Marc Marquez (Honda), Andrea Iannone (Ducati) and Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha) are yet to make their first official MotoGP appearances - Iannone has previously tested for Ducati.
Former MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi rode Smith's bike this morning, posting a lap of 1m 35.954s, which has since been dropped from the timesheets.
Ben Spies, moving from Yamaha to Ducati for 2013, is not present due to recent surgery. His place is being taken by new Ducati test rider Michele Pirro.
Testing concludes at 5pm local time and is due to continue on Wednesday, although Yamaha may switch to Aragon for day two.CLICK HERE
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1. Alvaro Bautista
ESP Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 35.936s
2. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 36.198s
3. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 39.868s
4. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 42.239s
5. Nicky Hayden
USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 42.571s
6. Valentino Rossi
ITA Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) 1m 43.736s
7. Michele Pirro
ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 44.838s
8. Randy De Puniet
FRA Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 46.045s
9. Aleix Espargaro
ESP Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 46.060s
10. Colin Edwards
USA Forward (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 46.426s
11. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 46.992s
12. Claudio Corti
ITA Forward (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 48.020s
13. Andrea Iannone
ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 51.209s
14. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 51.857s
(21/22) Danilo Petrucci
ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) No Time Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time Cal Crutchlow
GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) No Time Shane Byrne
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) No Time Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) No Time Bradley Smith
GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) No Time Official Valencia MotoGP records:Best lap: Dani Pedrosa
ESP Honda 1m 30.844s
(2012)Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner
AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s