Mattia Pasini fastest during the opening official Moto2 test of 2018, at Valencia...

1. Mattia Pasini ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 35.779s [Day 3]
2. Lorenzo Baldassari ITA Pons HP40 (Kalex) 1m 35.795s [Day 3]
3. Simone Corsi ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 35.915s [Day 3]
4. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 36.146s [Day 3]
5. Isaac Vinales SPA SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 36.212s [Day 3]
6. Hector Barbera SPA Pons HP40 (Kalex) 1m 36.249s [Day 3]
7. Marcel Schrotter GER Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 36.383s [Day 3]
8. Xavi Vierge SPA Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 36.417s [Day 3]
9. Romano Fenati ITA Marinelli Snipers Team (Kalex) 1m 36.697s [Day 3]
10. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 36.729s [Day 3]
11. Fabio Quartararo FRA Beta Tools Speed Up Racing (Speed Up) 1m 36.832s [Day 3]
12. Bo Bendsneyder NED Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 36.843s [Day 3]
13. Joe Roberts USA NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 36.879s [Day 3]
14. Jorge Navarro SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 36.977s [Day 3]
15. Remy Gardner AUS Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 37.033s [Day 3]
16. Steven Odendaal RSA NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 37.065s [Day 3]
17. Tetsuta Nagashima JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 37.287s [Day 3]
18. Danny Kent GBR Beta Tools Speed Up Racing (Speed Up) 1m 37.307s [Day 3]
19. Stefano Manzi ITA Forward Racing Team (Suter) 1m 37.308s [Day 3]
20. Andrea Locatelli ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 37.399s [Day 3]
21. Eric Granado BRA Forward Racing Team (Suter) 1m 37.414s [Day 3]
22. Khairul Idham Pawi MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 37.428s [Day 3]
23. Dominique Aegerter SWI Kiefer Racing (KTM) 1m 37.445s [Day 3]
24. Federico Fuligni ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 37.926s [Day 3]
25. Jules Danilo FRA NASHI ARGAN SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 38.248s [Day 3]
26. Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL SIC Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 38.593s [Day 3]

Official Valencia Moto2 records:
Best lap: Johann Zarco FRA Kalex 1m 34.879s (2016)
Fastest race lap: Thomas Luthi SWI Suter 1m 35.312s (2014)

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Where is Sam Lowes? was he not taking part in these tests?

Nor, it appears , is the current moto3 champ, Joan Mir.

Sam's team "Swiss Innovative Investors" did not participate, maybe because they wanted to test separatedly? same story for Mir's team: EG 0,0 Mark VDS both Johan Mir and Alex Marquez missed the Valencia test. I guess we are going to see them in Jerez on February 12-14/Feb, and 06-08/Mar? anyone knows if they can only participate to two sessions and not three?

Matty Pasini proving as always you can't keep an old dog down, makes me smile.

Be interested to know if there are any issues for Domi or whether it's just a case of getting used to the KTM chassis

No VR46 team?

 

Might have been interesting if they could have gotten Pasini to take Folger's Tech3 spot if contracts and sponsers and all of that would have allowed.

They're saying it's Marc VDS vs KTM but I think Pasini could throw a few spanners in the works this season. 

yep. too many significant riders missing for this to allo for any useful analysis.