Scott Jones Valencia Testing Loveliness - Part 1

There was a lot of interest in the Ducati garage at Valencia. With good reason

Dani Pedrosa was one of the few riders who wasn't wearing neutral leathers. It was very nearly different

The Marc VDS riders got the same chassis Cal Crutchlow has been using all year. It made a huge difference. Jack Miller was a lot quicker

It might be Spain, but it's still cold at Valencia in the morning

Andrea Iannone, Chemical Brother

Dear Yamaha: Please can Maverick keep his test livery all year? Yours, every MotoGP fan on the planet

After both Rins and Iannone went down at Turn 12, impromptu meetings of the Safety Commission broke out in pit lane

S is for Suzuki

The Old Dog has a Young Pup to contend with

Jorge Lorenzo was relaxed and happy at the Valencia test. This should worry everybody not called Jorge Lorenzo

Takuya Tsuda, doing the donkey work for Suzuki

He wasn't fast, but he was happy. Bradley Smith showing that KTM need to work on their anti wheelie

Desmo Dovi

Tough start for Alex Rins. He fell, and injured his T8 and T12 vertebrae

Jonas Folger made a very solid debut on the Tech 3 Yamaha M1

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The inlet duct and 25 feet adjacent area must be free of all loose objects prior to and during engine operation

I'd noticed that Miller was sitting higher in the timecharts than usual, thanks for the explanation!

Lorenzo is looking very menacing for 2017.

"The Old Dog has a Young Pup to contend with"

should read;-

"The Old Dog has a Young Pup to contend with, again"