Following Sunday's Valencia MotoGP season finale, an official test began at the circuit on Tuesday morning.

The test offers the first chance for riders to appear with their 2018 teams; Jack Miller at Pramac Ducati, Scott Redding at Aprilia and Tito Rabat at Avintia Ducati, while rookies Franco Morbidelli, Takaaki Nakagami and Xavier Simeon are making their MotoGP debuts.

Thomas Luthi is missing the test due to foot injuries at Sepang and is replaced by HRC test rider Takumi Takahashi.

Testing takes place from 10am to 5pm.

Valentino Rossi walked away from a big fall just before midday...


1. Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.673s
2. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.227s +0.554s
3. Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 31.306s +0.633s
4. Pol Espargaro SPA KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 31.446s +0.773s
5. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 31.506s +0.833s
6. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.586s +0.913s
7. Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.644s +0.971s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.685s +1.012s
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 31.782s +1.109s
10. Bradley Smith GBR KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.002s +1.329s
11. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 32.448s +1.775s
12. Tito Rabat SPA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 32.556s +1.883s
13. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 32.708s +2.035s
14. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.143s +2.470s
15. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 33.623s +2.950s
16. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 34.189s +3.516s
17. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 34.844s +4.171s
18. Takaaki Nakagami JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 35.247s +4.574s
19. Takumi Takahashi JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 35.541s +4.868s
20. Xavier Simeon BEL Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)* 1m 37.489s +6.816s
* Rookie

2017 Valencia MotoGP:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 29.897s (Qualifying 2)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha 1m 31.576s

Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 29.401s (2016)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 31.171s (2016)
 

 

By Peter McLaren

 

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Already looking forward to 2018. 

For the good of the sport I hope all Factories can become consistently competitive throughout the season to make it even closer. 

It would be good to see Rins on the Suzuki and how he grows over pre-season considering how he missed most of last year and 5 races... He still performed well.

Time for me to do my V46R impression.

''Miller and Rabat in front of Dovi...RETIRE RETIRE RETIRE... Blah blah blah blah.''

 

I think Honda still the hardest bike to ride.

looks like MARC also testing how to save the FRONT END LOSS...May be...Congract to FRANKY,,, LUTHI,,, NAKAGAMI,,, XAVI,,, Stepping upto Premier Class...If Zarco's M1 is 2017 version, His performance severely affect Factory guys... Especially Mav...