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Valencia MotoGP test times – Tuesday (Final)

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, which took place from 10am to 5pm, concludes on Wednesday evening.

Maverick Vinales sets his best lap time with the 2016 Yamaha, but tech 3’s Johann Zarco was second qucikest on the 2017 bike.

Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista both walked away from big accidents just after midday, but Bautista – who took a bang to his back after a possible technical issue – did not return.

Suzuki team-mates Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins did not test today due to a stomach virus….

1. ^6 Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.189s
2. ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.389s +0.200s
3. ˅1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.501s +0.312s
4. ^4 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.519s +0.330s
5. ˅2 Jack Miller AUS Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 30.635s +0.446s
6. ˅2 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.756s +0.567s
7. ˅2 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 30.850s +0.661s
8. ˅2 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.059s +0.870s
9. = Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.166s +0.977s
10. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.259s +1.070s
11. = Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.328s +1.139s
12. = Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.415s +1.226s
13. = Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.673s +1.484s
14. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17/18) 1m 31.721s +1.532s
15. = Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.075s +1.886s
16. = Karel Abraham CZE Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 32.445s +2.256s
17. = Takumi Takahashi JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 32.723s +2.534s
18. = Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.762s +2.573s
19. = Takaaki Nakagami JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 33.569s +3.380s
20. = Xavier Simeon BEL Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16)* 1m 34.242s +4.053s

˄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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