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 and Alvaro Bautista both walked away from big accidents just after midday. Suzuki team-mates Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins are not testing today due to a stomach virus...

1. = Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.673s
2. = Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.756s +0.083s
3. ^7 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 30.850s +0.177s
4. ^1 Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 31.215s +0.542s
5. ˅2 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.227s +0.554s
6. ˅2 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 31.276s +0.603s
7. ˅1 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 31.328s +0.655s
8. ^4 Bradley Smith GBR KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 31.415s +0.742s
9. ˅2 Pol Espargaro SPA KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 31.446s +0.773s
10. ˅2 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.586s +0.913s
11. ˅2 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 31.596s +0.923s
12. ^2 Tito Rabat SPA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.673s +1.000s
13. ˅2 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.685s +1.012s
14. ^1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.721s +1.048s
15. ^1 Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.317s +1.644s
16. ˅3 Karel Abraham CZE Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 32.484s +1.811s
17. ^1 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 33.101s +2.428s
18. ˅1 Takumi Takahashi JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 33.765s +3.092s
19. = Takaaki Nakagami JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 34.234s +3.561s
20. = Xavier Simeon BEL Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)* 1m 35.331s +4.658s

˄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.
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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