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Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday 12pm
14 November 2012
Following Sunday's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix, a two-day post season MotoGP test began at the circuit on Tuesday.
Day one was marred by poor weather, which caused seven of the 21 riders to remain in the pits and prompted the Factory Yamaha team to send Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to Aragon for day two.
Unfortunately, rain has been falling off and on at both Valencia and Aragon this morning.
As of midday, only three riders have recorded a lap time at Valencia. Rossi and Lorenzo have both reportedly been out on track at Aragon, but were then forced back into the pits by showers.
Moto2 stars Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith - due to make their MotoGP debuts at the Valencia test - did not set a lap time on Tuesday. The others to sit out day one were Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Shane Byrne, Danilo Petrucci and Lorenzo.
UPDATE: Bradley Smith left the pits for his first MotoGP laps, on wet tyres, shortly after midday.
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.
Alvaro Bautista's Tuesday time was set on slicks, just before rain arrived.CLICK HERE
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1. Aleix Espargaro
ESP Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 43.704s
2. Michele Pirro
ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 43.957s
3. Andrea Iannone
ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 44.660s
(7/16) Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (GP12) No Time Colin Edwards
USA Forward (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) No Time Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) No Time Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) No Time Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) No Time Danilo Petrucci
ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) No Time Randy De Puniet
FRA Aspar (ART CRT) No Time Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB (ART CRT) No Time Alvaro Bautista
ESP Honda Gresini (RC213V) No Time Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time Cal Crutchlow
GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) No Time Bradley Smith
GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) No Time Shane Byrne
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) No Time Nicky Hayden
USA Ducati Team (GP12) No Time Claudio Corti
ITA Forward (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) No Time Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) Not present Valentino Rossi
ITA Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) Not present Fastest Day 1 time:Alvaro Bautista
ESP Honda 1m 35.936sOfficial Valencia MotoGP records:Best lap: Dani Pedrosa
ESP Honda 1m 30.844s
(2012)Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner
AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s