Following Sunday's Valencia MotoGP season finale, an official test is being held at the circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

Suzuki's Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins are on track after missing all of day one due to sickness. But Aspar riders Alvaro Bautista and Karel Abraham are absent after their heavy Tuesday falls.

Testing takes place from 10am to 5pm, but Jack Miller was the only rider on track in the opening hour. The Australian was caught out by the cold conditions and fell on his third lap...

1. = Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.033s
2. ^5 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.436s +0.403s
3. = Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.439s +0.406s
4. ˅2 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 30.534s +0.501s
5. ˅1 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.654s +0.621s
6. ^7 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.724s +0.691s
7. ^8 Jack Miller AUS Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 30.860s +0.827s
8. ˅3 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.877s +0.844s
9. ˅3 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.889s +0.856s
10. ˅2 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.100s +1.067s
11. ˅2 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.202s +1.169s
12. ˅2 Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 31.225s +1.192s
13. ˅2 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.386s +1.353s
14. ˅2 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.516s +1.483s
15. ˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.758s +1.725s
16. ^1 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.786s +1.753s
17. ˅1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.874s +1.841s
18. ^1 Takumi Takahashi JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.323s +2.290s
19. ˅1 Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.358s +2.325s
20. = Xavier Simeon BEL Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16)* 1m 32.698s +2.665s
21. = Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.870s +3.837s
Key:
˄X Rider has X higher positions than end of previous hour.
= Rider has same position as end of previous hour.
˅X Rider has X lower positions than end of previous hour.

* Rookie

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.

Fastest Day 1 time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 30.189s

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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If lap times were any indication of how happy Marc was with his bike, a slew of mid-1:30s, he's going to get the much deserved relaxation time he needs in the offseason.  Time that will help recharge his motivation for 2018 and title #7.