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Moto GP 2018 Testing

2017/2018 test calendar released
Dates and venues for all three classes announced
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Test sessions for the 2017/2018 season have been announced, with action getting underway in Valencia in November following the season finale – and 2018 then firing up at the end of January at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

Here are the dates:

MotoGP™

14th-15th November – Valencia
28th-30th January – Sepang
16th-18th February – Buriram
1st-3rd March – Qatar

In season tests after races will take place at Catalunya, Jerez y Brno.

Moto2™ and Moto3™

16th and 17th November – Jerez (Moto2™ only)
20th and 21st November – Valencia
6th-8th February – Valencia
12th-14th February – Valencia
6th-8th March – Jerez

In season tests after races will take place at Le Mans, Mugello and Aragon.





Final Times at Valencia, Marc was fastest day 2 / combined times, what a way to end testing here!
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 a 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....
Day 1 Final
1. Maverick Viņales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.189s [Lap 70/80]
2. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.389s +0.200s [44/53]
3. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.501s +0.312s [45/70]
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.519s +0.330s [49/63]
5. Jack Miller AUS Octo Pramac (GP16) 1m 30.635s +0.446s [54/57]
6. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.756s +0.567s [31/51]
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17/18) 1m 30.850s +0.661s [28/50]
8. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17/18) 1m 31.059s +0.870s [34/48]
9. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.166s +0.977s [45/56]
10. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.259s +1.070s [31/55]
11. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.328s +1.139s [13/52]
12. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.415s +1.226s [30/53]
13. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 31.673s +1.484s [51/70]
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17/18) 1m 31.721s +1.532s [19/46]
15. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.075s +1.886s [61/64]
16. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 1m 32.445s +2.256s [52/66]
17. Takaaki Nakagami GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.723s +2.534s [66/76]
18. Franco Morbidelli ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.762s +2.573s [76/78]
19. Takumi Takahashi JPN Honda Test Rider (RC213V) 1m 33.569s +3.380s [55/55]
20. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 34.242s +4.053s [36/43]

* Rookie

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.
2017 Valencia MotoGP:



Day 2
Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)
Final lap times from Wednesday's official post-race MotoGP test at Valencia.

MotoGP
Following Sunday's Valencia MotoGP season finale, an official two-day test concluded at the circuit on Wednesday evening.

The test offered 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 made their MotoGP debuts.

Thomas Luthi was missing due to foot injuries at Sepang and replaced by HRC test rider Takumi Takahashi.

Testing took 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.

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

Private MotoGP tests will be held at Jerez and Sepang before the winter test ban starts on December 1...

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.033s [Lap 60/61]
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.436s +0.403s [43/51]
3. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.439s +0.406s [53/65]
4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17/18) 1m 30.534s +0.501s [14/39]
5. Maverick Viņales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.640s +0.607s [61/66]
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.654s +0.621s [45/72]
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.724s +0.691s [51/62]
8. Jack Miller AUS Octo Pramac (GP16) 1m 30.860s +0.827s [34/45]
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.877s +0.844s [41/47]
10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.889s +0.856s [16/44]
11. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.100s +1.067s [11/46]
12. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.202s +1.169s [5/39]
13. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 31.386s +1.353s [39/64]
14. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 31.516s +1.483s [35/38]
15. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17/18) 1m 31.758s +1.725s [4/22]
16. Franco Morbidelli ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.786s +1.753s [48/58]
17. Takaaki Nakagami GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.867s +1.834s [62/62]
18. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17/18) 1m 31.874s +1.841s [30/36]
19. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.358s +2.325s [34/56]
20. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 32.698s +2.665s [59/61]
21. Takumi Takahashi JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 33.870s +3.837s [30/70]
* Rookie

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