Following Sunday's season-ending Valencia MotoGP, riders and teams returned to the circuit for the start of 2019 testing.

The test marked the debut of Lorenzo at Repsol Honda, Zarco at KTM, Iannone at Aprilia, Petrucci at the factory Ducati team, Abraham at Reale Avintia and Morbidelli at the new Petronas Sepang Yamaha team.

The four 2019 rookies - Bagnaia (Pramac Ducati), Oliveira (Tech3), Mir (Suzuki) and Quartararo (Sepang Yamaha) - were also on track while Tito Rabat made his return from leg fractures at Silverstone and Tech3 began its new KTM era.

Testing took place from 10am to 5pm but a damp track once again kept riders in the pits until after midday.

Vinales moved to the top in the final hour to complete a perfect sweep of the two days.

The final post-season test will be held at Jerez from November 28-29.

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  1. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.757s [Lap 50/57]
  2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 30.890s +0.133s [39/57]
  3. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.911s +0.154s [39/53]
  4. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 1m 30.939s +0.182s [63/66]
  5. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 30.959s +0.202s [57/60]
  6. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 30.974s +0.217s [44/58]
  7. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.254s +0.497s [65/69]
  8. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 31.304s +0.547s [68/70]
  9. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 31.371s +0.614s [38/63]
  10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.400s +0.643s [37/55]
  11. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 1m 31.405s +0.648s [44/49]
  12. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.584s +0.827s [40/46]
  13. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.628s +0.871s [45/47]
  14. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 31.714s +0.957s [42/56]
  15. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 31.940s +1.183s [49/59]
  16. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 32.091s +1.334s [61/63]
  17. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.124s +1.367s [31/32]
  18. Jonas Folger GER Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 1m 32.265s +1.508s [29/47]
  19. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 32.376s +1.619s [10/14]
  20. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 32.509s +1.752s [38/50]
  21. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 32.906s +2.149s [35/52]
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 33.008s +2.251s [31/43]
  23. Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.028s +2.271s [49/58]
  24. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 33.798s +3.041s [45/46]

* Rookie

Fastest Tuesday time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.416s

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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